Ohio defensive end Alex Reigelsperger, ranked by ESPN as the No. 166 junior in America, announced on the KSR Pregame Show he will play for Mark Stoops at the University of Kentucky.
Reigelsperger chose Kentucky over Wisconsin, Penn State, Michigan State, Pittsburgh and many more. The addition of the pass rusher pushes Stoops’ 2018 class into the 247 composite’s Top 25 at No. 24. Reigelsperger is the fourth commit in the 2018 class, the first from the state of Ohio.
Hailing from national powerhouse Wayne High School, Reigelsperger will join a former teammate in Lexington, redshirt freshman safety Tobias Gilliam. The addition of Reigelsperger gives Vince Marrow another recruiter in the Wayne locker room. Wayne wide receiver L’Christian “Blue” Smith is Marrow’s top Ohio target in the 2018 class. On campus this weekend, Blue is a consensus Top 100 player, ranked as high as No. 23 by Rivals.
At 6’4″ 240 punds, Reigelsperger moves extremely well for his size, also a featured tight end on offense. Even though he just completed his junior season, he’s already a sound technician at end. He remains disciplined in the pass rush, ensuring containment is not lost by keeping his outside shoulder free. Like all young defensive lineman, he has a tendency to play a little too high, but not too high to blow up a pulling guard in his junior highlight reel.