More good news just rolls into Lexington from the Buckeye State as another Ohio native has joined Stoops Troops. As earlier reported when Mike Edwards committed to Kentucky, Darius West was rumored to follow. Edwards revealed last night that he and West would have a joint announcement, and now West has joined his buddy in Lexington for the 2014 season.
The Kentucky Wildcats are absolutely on fire in football recruiting. Never thought I would say that, but it’s definitely true. Hopefully I’ll be saying more things that I’ve never been able to say before with this class getting stronger and stronger as the days go by. West is a 4-star safety from Lima, OH. He stands at 5’11”, 196 lbs. and is ranked as the 15th best safety and 5th best overall in the state of Ohio.
Vince Marrow racks up another Ohio kid and has secured two of the nation’s top-25 safeties in one day. Marrow now accounts for the #4, #5, #8, #19, #29, #32, #34th best players in Ohio leaving their home state and coming to Kentucky. Marrow and the ‘Cats beat out some huge competition for West. He had around 25 offers, including Louisville, Penn State, Notre Dame, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and others. Both Edwards and West were huge Louisville targets, but they are ‘Cats instead. The fact that Kentucky is beating these powerhouse schools is a true reflection on the effect that Stoops and his staff are having in Lexington. Kentucky now has their 14th commitment in the class, and 8th from Ohio.