Mike Dyer reports:
Lakota East junior offensive lineman Jarrett LaRubbio said the recruiting process was getting hectic lately but he knew the University of Kentucky was at the top of his list.
On Saturday morning, LaRubbio verbally committed to UK on his unofficial visit.
“I felt really comfortable with the coaching staff,” LaRubbio said. “It was an opportunity to play in the SEC against the best players. I just felt really comfortable.”
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LaRubbio said he was certainly aware of Kentucky’s recruiting efforts in Greater Cincinnati.
“It played a pretty big factor,” he said. “We want to start a new tradition.”
LaRubbio had 22 scholarship offers during the recruiting process. In addition to UK, the 6-foot-5, 265-pound lineman had received offers from Vanderbilt, Washington, Georgia Tech, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Arizona State, Western Michigan, Duke, Nebraska, N.C. State, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Miami (Ohio), Akron, Pittsburgh, Bowling Green, Toledo, Kent State and Ohio.
“It was really humbling,” LaRubbio said.
LaRubbio is the third player from Greater Cincinnati in the 2014 class to verbally commit to UK. Lakota West RB Mikel Horton and Conner (Hebron, Ky.) QB Drew Barker have also committed to the Wildcats. Lakota West senior offensive tackle Kyle Meadows (class of 2013) signed with the Wildcats in early February.