How about a second four-star YAHTZEE to close out your Monday evening?
2020 top-100 prospect and consensus four-star defensive end Samuel Anaele has committed to Kentucky.
According to Justin Rowland of Rivals.com, Anaele made the pledge official this evening:
BREAKING: Huge story. Cats Illustrated has learned #Rivals100 four-star defensive end Samuel Anaele has committed to Kentucky. @coachclink has now landed two of the highest-ranked players in UK football history in this class alone. Both d-linemen https://t.co/kn4OPZzHg8
— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) July 2, 2019
Ranked by Rivals as the No. 5 defensive end in America and No. 96 player overall, Anaele is now Kentucky’s second highest-ranked player in their 2020 class, behind only Justin Rogers. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end, who decommitted from Miami yesterday, chose Kentucky over offers from Florida, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, and Oregon, among others.
Anaele joins four-star wide receiver Kalil Branham as Kentucky’s commitments today, giving the Wildcats their 13th pledge in the class of 2020. Anaele and Branham join Rogers, John Young, Beau Allen, Jutahn McClain, Earnest Sanders, Torrance Davis, Izayah Cummings, Andru Phillips, Jordan Watkins, Joshua Jones, and D’Eryk Jackson as commitments.
With today’s commitments of Anaele and Branham, Kentucky now moves up to No. 20 overall in the team recruiting rankings on Rivals.com. They are now ahead of schools such as South Carolina, Mississippi State, Louisville, Tennessee, and Auburn.
Check out some of the newest Wildcat’s most recent highlights below:
Welcome home, big fella.