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Fort Lauderdale quarterback Nik Scalzo commits to UK

Nik Scalzo

By LARRY VAUGHT

Two days ago Fort Lauderdale quarterback Nik Scalzo got a scholarship offer from Louisville. He already had offers from UNLV, Tulane, Akron, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Georgia State, Dartmouth, Samford, Yale and others.

However, the 5-11, 185-pound decided Monday to “100 percent commit” to being part of Kentucky’s 2019 recruiting class.

Scalzo made an unofficial visit to Kentucky in April. 247Sports ranks him as the 102nd best player in Florida and 16th best dual-threat passer in the country in its 2019 rankings. However, many have questioned his size — something Kentucky did not seem to ever worry about.

He completed 175 of 307 passes for 2,065 yards and 23 touchdowns with just six interceptions last season. He threw for 2,221 yards and 27 touchdowns with just nine interceptions as a sophomore
Scalzo posted this on Twitter after his commitment to UK:

“First off, I would like to thank my dad who has been my No. 1 supporter from the beginning, my mom, my sister, my family, my coaches, my teammates and most importantly God who has helped and guided me to make my decision,” Scalzo posted on Twitter. “If it wasn’t for my head coach, Matt Dubuc, believing in me from day one I would not have the opportunities that I have today.

“I’ve worked extremely hard over the past few years to turn my dreams into reality. With that being said, I am 100 percent committed to the University of Kentucky!”

He joins four-star safety Moses Douglass of Ohio, linebacker KD McDaniel of Georgia, offensive lineman Eli Cox of Kentucky and cornerback Jalen Geiger of South Carolina in UK’s 2019 recruiting class.

Geiger, a three-star cornerback, committed to UK over the weekend. He also had offers from East Carolina, Massachusetts and North Carolina.

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