By LARRY VAUGHT
He’s not rated by any of the major recruiting services but that doesn’t mean getting a commitment from 6-4, 260-pound junior college defensive lineman Elijah James could not be an important one for coach Mark Stoops.
James posted on Twitter Sunday that he had committed to UK. He plays for Iowa Western Community College
A SEC team can never have too many defensive linemen. And remember just a few years ago when no one was overly excited — except Freddie Maggard — when UK signed a defensive end out of New Jersey named Josh Allen.
Allen was a two-star prospect with just one major college offer before UK got involved. Obviously now he’s a consensus All-American and national defensive player of the year.
The Wildcats now have 21 verbal commitments in their 2019 recruiting class that ranks among the top 30 in the country but only 12th in the SEC.