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Ohio safety Ricky Hyatt gives UK another 2020 commitment

By LARRY VAUGHT

Kentucky commit John Young said even though UK lost 29-21 to Florida last Saturday night that it was “best an atmosphere had ever been” at a Kentucky game.

“Nobody sat down. It was rocking,” Young, an offensive lineman at Christian Academy of Louisville, said. “All the recruits there loved it. There was not a guy being recruited who said he didn’t have an amazing time. Players said they had been to Ohio State, Georgia, LSU but Kentucky-Florida was a special atmosphere.

“Because of that I think we are going to do pretty well with every player that was on an official visit.”

He was right.

Ohio safety Rickey Hyatt made his commitment to UK public Tuesday after telling coach Mark Stoops and his staff a few days after his official visit on Aug. 31 that he was coming to Kentucky.

He had a choice among numerous big-time school and is considered among the top 20 players in Ohio and 247Sports ranks him as the 47th best safety in the nation.

The 6-1, 190-pound Hyatt made an official visit also to Michigan State but had scholarship offers from Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, West Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Louisville and Purdue.

Hyatt has a 34-inch vertical jump and has been timed in 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He had 94 tackles and three interceptions as a junior for Westerville Central High School..

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