Another Day, Another 3-Star Commits

Another day, another three-star commitment for the University of Kentucky and coach Rich Brooks, as Ameer Salahudin pulled the trigger.

Miller Safrit of confirmed the commitment this afternoon, that the Wildcats have landed yet another three-star commitment, just hours after landing Michael Strickland from Georgia.

"I'm coming to Kentucky to be a Wildcat," the 5-foot-10, 185-pounder from Anderson, (SC) said. "I had been looking at Kentucky for a while now, and I had a pretty good vibe."

Playing at TL Hanna, Salahudin has a close bond with former Yellow Jacket star Rafael Little, who is now the starting running back at Kentucky.

"Rafael Little is there, and we are good friends and I have been watching their defense a lot this year. I wanted to come in and make things better and pick things up."

Salahudin saw first-hand how he can step in for the Wildcats, and the visit went a long ways in his decision.

"When I went up this past weekend fo the Mississippi State game, I got to meet with the players and the coaches, and I had a really good talk with them. I feel really good."

The talented Palmetto state star chose Kentucky over offers from North Carolina, NC State, Clemson, Georgia Tech, LSU and Maryland. South Carolina and Tennessee were also very close in offering Salahudin in recent months.

The 5-foot-10, 180 pound cornerback listed academics atop his list of priorities in making a decision. The Anderson (SC) native wants to major in sports management in college and has a preference in playing cornerback. As a junior, Salahudin made 44 tackles, six interceptions, and 17 pass breakups.

Salahudin is the 17th verbal commitment for the 2006 class - with unconfirmed grayshirts Jamaal Jackson and Sam Maxwell - still left to take the 18th and 19th scholarships.

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