By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky got a commitment many expected when 6-4 cornerback Stanley Garner of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., picked the Wildcats over Alabama, Tennessee, Clemson, Michigan, Louisville and a lot of other top schools.
Garner made unofficial visits to Kentucky in June and July. Several current UK commits had indicated that Garner verbally committed to UK a few weeks ago before making it public Wednesday.
Garner is ranked among the top 75 players in Florida and top 50 cornerbacks nationally. He was a high school teammate of Kentucky freshman linebacker Jordan Wright. The only other UK cornerback commit in the 2018 recruiting class is junior college player Domonique Williams.
Kentucky now has 17 commitments in its 2018 recruiting class that ranks among the top six in the Southeastern Conference.