By LARRY VAUGHT
Tuesday turned into one of the best recruiting days that Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has had.
First it was four-star Maryland defensive lineman Joshua Paschal picking UK over numerous big-time schools. Then Garden City Community College (Kansas) defensive back Lonnie Johnson committed to UK over Georgia and West Virginia.
The 6-3, 190-pound Johnson played safety at Garden City but many expect him to be a cornerback at UK.
Johnson is from Gary, Ind., and citing the shorter driver for his mother to watch him play as one reason for picking UK over West Virginia, the school most recruiting analysts expected him to pick before his official visit to UK Dec. 2.
Kentucky now has 19 verbal commitments in its 2017 recruiting class and likely will sign less than 25 players because of its smaller than normal senior class.
Kentucky got a commitment from Florida offensive lineman Sebastien Dolcine Tuesday. He had been committed to Central Florida.