OL Krok flips to Kentucky

Kentucky has won a late recruiting battle for one of Ohio's top offensive linemen. The Wildcats were able to flip one-time West Virginia commitment Josh Krok just days following his official visit to Lexington.

Kentucky has won a late recruiting battle for one of Ohio's top offensive linemen. The Wildcats were able to flip one-time West Virginia commitment Josh Krok just days following his official visit to Lexington.

In a Twitter post to incoming UK running back Stanley Williams, Krok wrote the following:

"@Krok73: @boom_that_guy time to open up some lanes for you haha"

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"The people down there was the biggest factor," Krok told AllWildcats.com. "I just felt really at home around their coaches and players. It's a great fit for me."

Kentucky now has 11 players in the Class of 2014 committed from the state of Ohio. "That's pretty cool," Krok said. "I definitely feel like I fit in with those guys."

Krok had originally planned to visit West Virginia this weekend, but says that trip has been cancelled due to his decision to play for the Wildcats. "I'm done," he added. "I'm happy with this decision."

Assistant coach Vince Marrow was the point man for UK on this recruitment.

"I like him a lot," Krok said. "He's a really good guy. He stayed on me the whole time and let me know how much they wanted me down there."

Krok (6-8, 290) gives UK three offensive linemen in the Class of 2014 to date. All three (Krok, Nick Richardson and Jarrett LaRubbio) come from the talent-rich Buckeye State with Krok playing at McKinley High School.

The position group was a major priority for Mark Stoops' staff, which is still actively recruiting at least one more O-Line spot.

Kentucky now has 26 commitments and is expected to have a class of 28 with three members counting toward last year's limit. Scout currently ranks the Cats No. 18 nationally and No. 8 in the SEC in its team recruiting rankings.

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