One of the most talented defensive backs in the midwest will be a Kentucky Wildcat.
Rickey Hyatt Jr. revealed he will attend the University of Kentucky, choosing the Wildcats over Ohio State, Michigan State, Cincinnati and North Carolina on Wednesday evening.
— Rickey Hyatt Jr. (@RickeyHyatt) September 19, 2019
A three-star prospect, Rivals ranks Hyatt as the No. 38 safety in America. Hyatt is the seventeenth member of Kentucky’s 2020 class and the third defensive back.
Near the top of Kentucky’s board, Vince Marrow convinced Hyatt to leave the friendly confines of the Horseshoe to play for UK. He grew up just outside of Columbus and attends Benny Snell’s alma mater, Westerville Central High School.
Many believed the track star would commit during an unofficial visit in late July. After officially visiting for the season-opening game against Toledo, Hyatt weighed his options for a couple of weeks before ultimately choosing Kentucky. See some of his best work from last season when he recorded just shy of a hundred tackles, three interceptions and five touchdowns.