Pringle (6-3, 330) played the last two years at Itawumba Community College in Mississippi. He is originally from Georgetown, S.C., and held offers from Clemson and South Carolina as a three-star prospect coming out of Carver's Bay High School.
He is expected to join UK for spring practice and provide a big boost to the Cats' D-Line after losing seniors Melvin Lewis, Cory Johnson and Farrington Huguenin.
Pringle recorded 21 tackles and one tackle for loss in nine games for Itawumba this season. He has two years of eligibility remaining.
The Cats also have Ohio's Kordell Looney and Alabama's Ja'Quize Cross joining the program in the Class of 2016.