Kentucky picks up two commitments

Joker Phillips and Kentucky were off to a rather slow recruiting start this season, but it appears that business has picked up.

Joker Phillips and Kentucky were off to a rather slow recruiting start this season, but it appears that business has picked up.

Kentucky has added two commitments in the last two days to go along with the March commitment of defensive tackle Jacob Hyde.

Miramar High (Fl.) defensive end Alvonte Bell committed to Kentucky on Tuesday. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound (4.7-forty) prospect is one of the top players in Florida and has the physical build of a dynamic pass rusher – something Kentucky has been in search of in recent seasons.

Bell had 40 tackles and 11 sacks last season, as a junior. He held offers from Florida State, Notre Dame, Clemson, Illinois, Louisville and West Virginia.

The Wildcats followed up his commitment with another from quarterback Reese Phillips.

Phillips, who held offers from Middle Tennessee and Memphis, made his decision while on an unofficial visit to Kentucky.

The Signal Mountain High (Tn.) senior-to-be threw for 1970 yards, 21 touchdowns and only four interceptions this season, while playing in a wing-t offense.

The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder has soft touch on his deep ball and excellent arm strength, to fire in those difficult throws into traffic. He also shows poise under pressure, making touch passes accurately.

Kentucky Sports Report will get quotes from both prospects on their commitments in the coming days.


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