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YAHTZEE! Rickey Hyatt Jr. Commits to Kentucky


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.

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.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

13 Comments for YAHTZEE! Rickey Hyatt Jr. Commits to Kentucky

  1. TOMCATS1990
    8:43 pm September 18, 2019 Permalink

    Welcome to BBN

  2. shelby3605
    8:44 pm September 18, 2019 Permalink


  3. notFromhere
    8:46 pm September 18, 2019 Permalink

    Ding ding

  4. ky1988
    9:32 pm September 18, 2019 Permalink

    He gave silent commitment a couple of weeks ago . So already wrote the story

    • UKnowMe
      8:24 am September 19, 2019 Permalink

      What happened to all the comments, did Nicky get his feelings hurt? Not our fault he can’t proofread.

    • sportsbird66
      12:58 pm September 19, 2019 Permalink


  5. JASUN74
    7:28 am September 19, 2019 Permalink

    Our Staff LOVES these long quick safety’s. Man this is a great pickup for sooo many reasons. The secondary is young right now and we need some depth, but he’s a kid that can come in and play if he has to. Would love to be able to redshirt a guy like him but he may be needed quicker than expected. Whatever happens early with him is fine because he can flat out play now and play well. I don’t think we’ll ever be short o. Secondary players again after this year because of injuries and I hope we continue getting players like him. I’d love to add Tisdale and maybe Joel Williams from Baton Rouge. He’s friends with Thw transfer kid from LSU and he’s a high 4 star that has offers from LSU, Bama, Georgia, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and all the top ten schools, but he’s going to visit little ol Kentucky and seems to like our coaches pretty well. That would be the best secondary we’ve ever had at Kentucky,(on Paper anyway), if we get those guys with who we have. Lol. Great time for this program, and us Fans. Go Cats

  6. Dallas
    7:33 am September 19, 2019 Permalink

    Love that we are getting big recruits.

  7. Hal Chidick
    9:15 am September 19, 2019 Permalink

    Awesome addition to the team!!!!

  8. ryanbruner
    10:44 am September 19, 2019 Permalink

    who were the idiots that roasted Nick for no reason? How pathetic some people can be lol

  9. Kentuckiana
    11:35 am September 19, 2019 Permalink

    I was one of them and it was well deserved. I am glad to hear Drew’s explanation on the show this morning.
    It did explain things.