Kentucky picked up another addition in out-of-state recruiting, snatching three-star cornerback Stanley Garner away from Alabama and other top schools Wednesday evening.
Garner announced his commitment to the Wildcats at a ceremony at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, which he attends. He also shared his decision on Twitter.
— Stanley Garner lll (@StanleyG_9) August 17, 2017
Garner, who is 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds, chose Kentucky over other finalists Alabama and Louisville. In his final six revealed on July 24, Clemson, Michigan and Tennessee also were considered.
Garner, according to 247Sports Composite, is rated among the nation’s top 50 cornerbacks and top 75 overall prospects in Florida.
Garner is the 17th player to commit to Kentucky in the 2018 recruiting class, and the first since running back Christopher Rodriguez selected the Wildcats on July 30.
His commitment also highlights Kentucky’s continuing recruiting efforts in South Florida. Garner is the fourth player from the area to commit to Kentucky within the past six months, joining the Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna trio of three-star wide receiver Marvin Alexander, defensive end Davoan Hawkins and three-star athlete Akeem Hayes.
Garner is the Wildcats’ second cornerback recruit in the 2018 class, joining junior college transfer Domonique Williams from Highland (Kan.) Community College.
Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran is Garner’s primary recruiter, while defensive backs coach Steven Clinkscale is his secondary recruiter.
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