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UK picks up an in-state commitment from Nicholasville

Kentucky picked up a commitment from Eli Cox, an offensive lineman out of West Jessamine High School in Nicholasville, Ky., on Monday.

Here was the announcement:

Cox received his scholarship offer from UK last week, and was quick to jump on the opportunity to become a Wildcat.

An unranked prospect in the Class of 2019, Cox chose to stay home and play for UK over offers from Army, Austin Peay, Ball State, Cincinnati, Cornell, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia State, Liberty, Marshall, Ohio, Toledo and Western Michigan. Louisville and Purdue have also shown interest in the 6-4, 300-pound lineman.

Cox visited during UK’s spring game last month and admits he comes from a family of UK fans.

Watch our newest Wildcat go to work:

Welcome home!


Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

12 Comments for UK picks up an in-state commitment from Nicholasville

  1. bluegrassstu
    9:08 pm May 7, 2018 Permalink


  2. bluegrassstu
    9:08 pm May 7, 2018 Permalink

    Or yahtzee?

  3. BleedBlue3
    9:23 pm May 7, 2018 Permalink

    Well that’s neat. I go to school with him.

  4. bigblue98
    9:28 pm May 7, 2018 Permalink

    Looks like a great pickup – in watching the highlight film he appears to be relentless and has a nasty streak on the field, which are two great qualities for an o-lineman. Glad he’s a UK fan because his stock is going to rise quick and he’ll get more offers. Go Cats!

  5. runningunnin.454
    5:08 am May 8, 2018 Permalink

    Impressive list of offers…Army, Cornell.

    • ThankfulCat
      8:25 am May 8, 2018 Permalink

      How many offers did you get?


    • runningunnin.454
      8:30 am May 8, 2018 Permalink

      I was making a point that he must be an exceptional student. Follow closely, there is ONE employer to be impressed with say, Alabama…that being the NFL. Many, many employers would be impressed by Army or Cornell.

  6. Calllikeiseeittheintelligentversion
    5:11 am May 8, 2018 Permalink

    The he plays it seems like when he finally gets pt someones going to feel him being under recruited .

    • Calllikeiseeittheintelligentversion
      5:12 am May 8, 2018 Permalink

      way he

  7. damage_control
    9:31 am May 8, 2018 Permalink

    Cool- I wonder why UK didn’t make a hard push for 4* OL Tanner Bowles out of Glasgow? He just signed with Bama a few weeks ago. Never heard of Stoops or anyone else on staff visiting or really doing much to keep him at home.

    • damage_control
      9:35 am May 8, 2018 Permalink

      If I’m not mistaken, Tanner’s dad played for UK too. Just seems odd that they weren’t interested in having him here. Maybe the kid wasn’t at all interested, but that never stopped Marrow and others from trying did it??

    • UoKFB PHAN
      1:25 pm May 8, 2018 Permalink

      I hate to be the stickler on this one DC… but you used the word ‘signed’. If I’m correct the earliest date that Tanner and all the other recruits can sign is either the 19th or 20th of December this year. A lot of UK fans are upset over Tanner committing to Alabama – not to mention the other top 4 recruits looking to play out of state – but it is a long way till the early signing period in December. I say we give Marrow some time and hope the Cats have a breakout year which could really turn things around with some of the in-state talent. I hope you are correct about Tanner’s dad playing at UK.