The Kentucky football team needs to recruit elite interior defensive lineman. Entering the weekend they had just one commit that fits that criteria, and he’s reconsidering his pledge to UK following an official visit to Pitt.
Ohio defensive tackle Tyler Bentley committed to Kentucky in June, turning down Louisville, Alabama and a handful of other traditional SEC powerhouse programs. All was quiet on the recruiting front for the three-star prospect until recently.
This weekend Bentley took an official visit to the University of Pittsburgh (Shocky Jacques-Louis was also in attendance). When he returned home, Bentley removed “Kentucky commit” from his Twitter bio, deleted his commitment Tweet and shared this:
Things change with time.
— ðŸ”±Tyler BentleyðŸ”±â„¢ (@Tbcheese45) December 4, 2017
In an interview with Pitt’s Rivals site, Bentley did not say that he had officially withdrawn his pledge to Kentucky. However, he revealed that he’s contemplating his decision to take an official visit to Lexington on December 15.
If Bentley takes his official visit, the Cats would still have a good chance to convince him to remain firm with the Cats, but that’s probably not going to happen.
This morning Justin Rowland reported that Kentucky told Bentley they are parting ways.
Without Bentley, where will Kentucky find interior defensive linemen? That’s a question that currently has no answer.