Kentucky landed its first commitment of the 2022 class with an announcement from Jeremiah Caldwell, a talented athlete out of Michigan.

Caldwell announced the commitment on social media on Saturday, and it made Mark Stoops’ program the No. 9-ranked SEC school for the 2022 class. Caldwell has a reported four offers, including Central Michigan, Iowa State and Toledo.

Caldwell is listed as a cornerback by the 247Sports Composite, where he is a 4-star prospect, and rated the No. 21 athlete in the country in this class, and No. 10-rated player in the state of Michigan. He is 6-foot-3 and 170 pounds.

It’s unclear if Caldwell would play defensive back in college, but his lead recruiter is Steve Clinkscale, UK’s defensive backs coach and a Youngstown, Ohio native like Stoops. Clinkscale is familiar with recruiting this region from his previous stops at Cincinnati, Illinois and Toledo.

Caldwell told 247Sports about Clinkscale’s involvement in his recruitment.

“My first time meeting Coach Clink, I felt some type of energy that we shared,” Caldwell said.

Caldwell’s verbal continues Kentucky’s success in recruiting Michigan. Just in the last few cycles, they have added Marquan McCall, DeAndre Square, Justin Rogers, Earnest Sanders and Deondre Buford all from the state.

He said he is excited about the competition he will face in the SEC.

“The best of the best play in the SEC, so I know during this offseason I have to work much harder to be able to compete with the best,” he said.

Here are his highlights from Hudl: