Firios: "I am fully committed to Kentucky"

Kentucky picked up a late spring commitment from Nico Firios. The Longwood, Florida prospect has long been on the board for the Kentucky staff. However the Lyman High senior has been the subject of much speculation regarding his commitment.

Kentucky picked up a late spring commitment from Nico Firios. The Longwood, Florida prospect has long been on the board for the Kentucky staff. However the Lyman High senior has been the subject of much speculation regarding his commitment.

There have been questions about Nico Firios and how firm his commitment to Kentucky is at this stage. Firios took time out to squash the Wisconsin rumors and confirm his commitment.

"I never took my visit to Wisconsin," Firios said. "I'm 100-percent fully committed to Kentucky and planning to sign with Coach Stoops in February."

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound middle linebacker is expected to fight for early playing time next season at Kentucky and he has high hopes for the possibilities of this 2014 class.

"The program is in very good hands (with Mark Stoops). I'm 110-percent sure that we can get in there and turn it around, fast," Firios said. "That's why I am going there. The 2014 class as a whole knows that it won't be easy.

"Great things aren't supposed to be easy, but make no mistake about it, we are going there to win games," he continued.

Firios has developed a great relationship with the Kentucky coaching staff and and is planning to join several other 2014 commitments on an official visit next weekend.

"My relationship with the Kentucky staff has been great. I speak regularly with Coach (Chad) Scott, my recruiter, as well as Coach (D.J.) Eliot, my linebackers coach. And I talk with Coach Stoops ever week. I really have a strong relationship with them," Firios said.

"My official visit to Kentucky will be next Friday, the 13th. Many of the commits are going up that weekend. I'm really looking forward to it," he finished.

Firios sprained his MCL midway through the season and missed four games, but he's healed up well and will be at full strength by next year. He hosted D.J. Eliot and Chad Scott this week and will host Mark Stoops next week.

AllWildcats.com will keep you updated on Nico Firios.


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