By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky football’s recruiting momentum seems to have picked up again with the decision Monday night by Hollywood, Fla., receiver Josh Ali to verbally commit to the Wildcats. He had over 20 other scholarship offers.
The 6-0, 185-pound Ali, ranked as a three-star prospect, is ranked as the No. 80 overall receiver in the 2017 recruiting class by ESPN.
Ali announced his decision on Twitter: “Prayers goes up to the most High I'm excited say that I have committed to the University of Kentucky⚪️ #Go Wildcats.”
His commitment follows the recent de-commitment of Ohio receiver Russ Yeast, the son of former UK star Craig Yeast.
Ali had 56 catches for 865 yards and 15 scores last year for University School in Fort Lauderdale . He will play his senior season at Chaminade Madonna in Florida.
He joins Javonte Richardson as receiver commitments in the 2017 recruiting class.
Kentucky offensive coordinator Eddie Gran and other UK coaches saw Ali during a satellite camp in Florida and offered him a scholarship. He has yet to visit Kentucky but plans to be in Lexington in mid-July.
Kentucky has 10 commitments for the class of 2017,