Three-star center Quintin Wilson committed to Kentucky on Mother’s Day on Sunday.
Wilson, from Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, made his announcement on Twitter.
— Quintin Wilson (@q_wil42) May 14, 2017
“First of all, I would like to thank God for all the blessings in my life,” Wilson wrote. “Next, I would like thank my family. Especially to you mom, you have been my strength and my support. I love you guys so much for everything that you have done for me on this journey.
“Thank you to all my coaches, you have guided through this adventure and kept my feet on the ground. A special thanks to Coach Lainhart for helping me through this journey and being a mentor to me in all aspects of life, you have done so much and I owe you so much for all that you have done for everyone. Big shoutout to Coach Clink for helping me so much through this recruiting process. And thank you to all the universities that have offered me the opportunity to play football but with that being said, I am ending my recruiting process and I am committing to the University of Kentucky to further my academic and athletic career!!! #BBN”
The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Wilson chose the Wildcats over 11 other offers, which are Akron, Boston College, Cincinnati, UConn, Duke, Minnesota, Ohio, Rutgers, Temple and Virginia. Tight ends coach Vince Marrow is his primary recruiter.
Kentucky offered Wilson in January just days before attending a junior day event at the school. He also made an unofficial visit for the Wildcats’ spring game in mid-April.
Wilson is ranked as a top-10 center in the nation and top-30 prospect overall in Ohio, according to 247Sports Composite.
Wilson’s commitment gives Kentucky its ninth in the 2018 class. It’s currently ranked 22nd in the nation, including third in the SEC behind only LSU and Tennessee, by 247Sports.
The Wildcats’ most recent commitment before Wilson came from four-star offensive guard Marquan McCall last Monday. Wilson also is the fourth commitment of the class from the state of Ohio.
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