BREAKING NEWS: 'Cats Land Florida LB

Many recruitniks and followers of the University of Kentucky football program knew how important it was for the Wildcats to add a linebacker to the mix for 2007. With less than 2 weeks left, it appears they have landed their man.

"I have committed to Kentucky," Tallahassee (Fla.) Florida High School linebacker Ronnie Sneed said. "I had a great time when I got up there for my official visit, out to the campus and enjoyed meeting the guys that showed me around. It just felt like the right place from the beginning. The coaches and everybody was great."

The 6-foot-1, 220 pound linebacker followed up a strong junior campaign that saw him record 93 tackles, of which 61 were solo and 6 were for a loss, with an even better senior season that saw him total 112 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 3 pass break ups and 2 caused fumbles en route to a First-Team All-State selection in Florida's Class 2A.

"The coaches were talking about middle linebacker for me," Sneed said. "I'm looking to just come in and fill in and and get into a good position to play early. I'm a really downhill player, I fly to the ball real well. I'm a good team player and a good leader. I think I'll make a good middle linebacker at Kentucky."

Sneed took his official visit to Kentucky on January the 12th. The Florida High team leader and captain chose the Wildcats over South Carolina.

"The other school I was really looking at was South Carolina, but I'm going with Kentucky," Sneed said. "My recruiting coach was Coach Heggins and he was so excited when I told him and then linebackers Coach Chuck Smith was really excited when I told him."

"Coach Brooks and I didn't talk until he came to my house," Sneed added. "He's probably the most excited."

The talented speedy linebacker runs the forty yard dash around a high 4.5. His senior year, Sneed was a man amongst boys garnering not only First Team All-State, but also First Team All-FACA, which includes all the classes.

Additionally, Sneed added First Team All Little Big Men, Defensive Player of the Year at Florida High and arguably his biggest honor, recently participating in the Florida-North/South All-Star Game.

"I'm really excited about being apart of the program at Kentucky," Sneed concluded. "It's on the rise and with me getting in there, I'm just really glad to be apart of it and help be apart of many more bowl games and possibly an SEC Championship."

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