Hayes Johnson is looking to make his college commitment early in the recruiting cycle. The top prospect in the state of Kentucky has named 5 finalists heading into an announcement next week.

Johnson shared Friday on social media that he is deciding between Kentucky, Tennessee, Baylor, Louisville and Michigan State for his Thursday commitment.

A Taylor County standout from Campbellsville, Kentucky, Johnson is listed at 6-5, 295 pounds. On the 247Sports composite rankings, Johnson is rated 3-stars, the No. 1 recruit in the state of Kentucky, No. 45 offensive tackle and No. 550 prospect overall nationally in the 2024 recruiting class.

Recruiting experts are predicting Johnson stays home and plays for the Wildcats. We’ll find out next week if Johnson commits to Mark Stoops’ program or pledges elsewhere.

Johnson’s junior-season highlights can be viewed below, via Hudl: