Kentucky is a strong SEC East program under coach Mark Stoops. During the 2022 recruiting cycle, the Wildcats brought in some elite players.

Now, Stoops and company are turning their attention to the 2023 class, and on Saturday night, they added another big piece to the class.

As you can see below, 3-star OL Malachi Wood — a native of Richmond, Kentucky — announced via Twitter that he was committing to the Kentucky program:

Per the 247Sports rankings, Wood is the No. 74 offensive tackle in the class of 2023 and the No. 9 overall recruit from the state of Kentucky.

The Wildcats now have 4 players in their 2023 recruiting class, which currently ranks No. 21 in the nation and No. 5 in the SEC, per 247Sports.

Below, check out some of Wood’s high school highlights, courtesy of Hudl: