After the Kentucky Wildcats failed to sign a local talent in the class of 2018, it looks like they will be striking out on all the top prospects in the state yet again for 2019.
Tanner Bowles, a four-star offensive tackle out of Glasgow, KY, committed to Alabama this afternoon while on a visit to Tuscaloosa.
Bowles is considered the No. 17 offensive tackle and No. 139 overall recruit in the class of 2019. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound lineman is listed as the No. 4 prospect in the state of Kentucky, behind only Milton Wright, Jacob Lacey, and Stephen Herron Jr.
Wright remains uncommitted, though he has offers from Alabama, Ohio State, and Oregon, among others, and it seems as though he will be leaving the state for college. If he does stay in Kentucky, he will likely end up at Louisville. Lacey is committed to Notre Dame and Herron Jr. is committed to Michigan.
On April 10, Kentucky also lost Scott County four-star OL and major Wildcat target Bryan Hudson to Virginia Tech, who is considered the No. 5 overall player in the state.
Moore High School four-star DE JJ Weaver is the next-highest ranked prospect in the state, and he does have interest in the Cats, visiting just a few weeks ago.
Had to change it for 1??5?? pic.twitter.com/diSuqqFzIX
— JJ Weaver (@jjtimeee) April 14, 2018
Louisville has 100% of his Crystal Ball picks on 247 Sports, and though it’s not a flawless prediction system, Kentucky obviously has some ground to make up with him.
Mark Stoops said he was upset Kentucky was unable to sign any local talent in the class of 2018, and was going to hit the ground running on 2019 to ensure it didn’t happen again. With each of the top-five prospects in the state either committed or heavily favoring other schools, this certainly isn’t good news…