Kentucky has a new highest-rated player in its 2023 recruiting class after a huge victory on Wednesday!

The Wildcats dipped into Alabama to land 4-star 2023 safety Avery Stuart, who picked Kentucky over Florida State and Auburn.

Stuart, the No. 197 overall player in the 2023 class, is now ahead of 4-star WR Shamar Porter (No. 205, per the 247Sports composite rankings) as the top-rated player in Kentucky’s 2023 group:

Per the 247Sports composite rankings, Stuart is the No. 12 safety in the class of 2023 and the No. 16 overall recruit from the state of Alabama.

The Wildcats now have 9 players in their 2023 recruiting class. Prior to Stuart’s commitment, the class ranked No. 50 nationally, per 247Sports.

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