Drew Barker is a Cat! The four-star QB announced his decision to attend the University of Kentucky in a press conference at Conner High School moments ago. He chose the Cats over South Carolina and Tennessee.
Almost every single national recruiting analyst thought Barker was a lock for South Carolina, but Mark Stoops and his staff made a late surge that was too much for the state’s top player to turn down. Barker is being called the best high school quarterback from Kentucky in the past twenty years, and his commitment takes UK’s 2014 class from 24th in the Rivals rankings to 18th. He’s also UK’s third-highest rated recruit since the Rivals started ranking them in 2002, behind Micah Johnson and Glenn Faulkner. ESPN ranks him as the 141st best player and the 7th best pro-style quarterback in the nation.
He’ll join a legendary list of Kentucky-born quarterbacks to play for their homestate school, including Tim Couch and Jared Lorenzen.
Today, BBN stands for Big Barker Nation.