Mark Stoops and his Kentucky program continue to build momentum following the program’s first 10-win season in over 40 years but the Wildcats’ success has not been limited to the playing field.

The latest sign of that comes on the recruiting trail as Dickson County High School standout Tre’vonn Rybka has announced his commitment to Kentucky over Tennessee. Despite being a top in-state target of Jeremy Pruitt’s Volunteer program, Rybka plans to cross state lines to play his college football.

The 6-foot-4, 281-pound defensive lineman is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports Composite Rankings but does hold offers from the likes of Alabama and Georgia. Kentucky was one of the first Power 5 programs to extend Rybka an offer, which paid off in the end. Rybka is currently rated as the No. 14 overall prospect from Tennessee.

Rybka explains his decision in the video below: 
To see what he could potentially bring to Stoops’ defense in the years to come, check out his junior season highlight reel with Dickson County: