Two weeks ago Mark Stoops received a commitment from best player from Michigan, offensive guard Marquan McCall, stealing a prospect from right under Jim Harbaugh’s nose. Now the Kentucky head coach is in a good position to land a four-star linebacker from Jacksonville, Florida that Michigan has been recruiting for over a year.
Last night former Maryland commit Eriq Gilyard released his top six schools: Kentucky, Michigan, Maryland, Virginia Tech, N.C. State and UCF. The Top 35 linebacker in the 2018 class plays for a perennial Florida powerhouse and is the son of a former Auburn defensive back. Gilyard told Gridiron Now he likes what he’s hearing from Kentucky.
“I feel I can go there and be a big-time playmaker,” he said. “I think I would have a chance to make an impact early in my career. I have a good vibe with the coaches and I feel something at Kentucky is big for me. I felt like they needed to be in my top six.”
Gilyard plans on visiting all six finalists this summer before making a decision in the fall. I’m sure Stoops would love to put one in Harbaugh’s earhole, just like Gilyard frequently does to his opponents.