Four-star All-American Xavier Peters has yet to sign with Kentucky, but his commitment to the Cats remains firm, his coach tells the Herald-Leader.
The outside linebacker turned heads during last week’s Under Armour All-American Game. Â Florida fans burned up Twitter, clamoring to flip the playmaker. Â Lakota West football coach Larry Cox said his phone has “heated up” since Peters’ performance on national television, but none of the inquiries are from Florida’s new coaching staff.
â€œI donâ€™t see that happening,â€ Cox said. â€œI havenâ€™t talked to Florida about it. And if I havenâ€™t talked to them about it, normally itâ€™s not going to happen.â€
Peters was the only verbal commit who did not sign with Kentucky during the early signing period. Â It’s created concern for many Kentucky fans. Â Cox said Peters used a wedding analogy to describe why he will wait until the traditional National Signing Day.
â€œIâ€™m solid,â€ Peters told his coach last month. â€œBut before I walk down that aisle, I want to make sure itâ€™s the right one.â€
If Peters makes it official on February 7, he will be the second-highest ranked player in UK’s 2018 recruiting class and become the fifth Lakota West alumnus to commit to Mark Stoops’ Wildcats, followingÂ George Asafo-Adjei, Kayaune Ross, Mikel Horton and Kyle Meadows.