Breakdown: Kentucky Commit Tyrell Ajian

Kentucky has the makings of a top flight recruiting class for 2017, and three-star defensive back Tyrell Ajian is the latest addition to their class. What are the Wildcats getting with Ajian?

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WHAT IS THERE TO LIKE? First off, Tyrell Ajian has the size college coaches desire in their defensive backs. He is very athletic and has a nose for the football. Ajian will more than likely play safety for the Wildcats, but could get a look at cornerback. He will come up and tackle in the running game, and is a physical football player. We have seen him run the football hard on offense and also block well, so he is a very tough football player. He could need a redshirt year to get stronger in the weight room, but he has the type of frame to add weight but keep his quickness.

WHAT ARE THE CONCERNS? Not many concerns at all as a safety, but not sure Ajian has the pure speed needed to play cornerback in the SEC. Has good but not great hip recovery, so he should play in the back line for Kentucky Wildcats. As he concentrates on one position his game should flourish, as he is asked to do a lot for his high school team on both sides of the football. 

WHAT ARE THE INTANGIBLES? This is a versatile athlete, and he has shown the ability to do about anything as a high school player. Ajian has also shown the ability to make big plays in key situations for his team, and he appears to be a playmaker. I can see him playing free safety for Kentucky at 200-pounds and being a multi-year starter for the Wildcats. He could play special teams right away for Kentucky, should they choose to not redshirt him the first year. 


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