Kentucky raids Ohio for fifth Buckeye State commitment


It’s almost as if Mark Stoops and the Kentucky football program have built an embassy within–and established full diplomatic relations with–Ohio. The Wildcats got another one this week.

Early this week, Lakota West H.S. offensive tackle George Asafo-Adjei joined the Wildcats’ 2015 recruiting class–the 10th member to come aboard. He is the fifth Ohio native to join Kentucky’s class, and 16th in two years. In fact, 41 percent of Kentucky’s recruits the past two years–Stoops’ only two full cycles recruiting with the Wildcats–have come from the Buckeye State. In comparison, only six have come from Kentucky, good for only 15 percent.

So if Kentucky begins to rebound, as it would appear it may under Stoops–an assist goes to his home state of Ohio.

Asafo-Adjei has been considered a Kentucky lean for sometime. He’s a 6-foot-4, 295-pound prospect out of West Chester (Ohio)–and he hails from the same high school as 2014 ‘Cats running back signee Mikel Horton. He had seen his stock rise in recent months, landing an offer from Florida, along with Cincinnati, Louisville and West Virginia.

Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to recruiting rankings are to industry composite ranking.


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