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Stallings makes the call for UK

Birmingham (Ala.) Spain Park 3-star offensive lineman Jervontius "Bunchy" Stallings has committed to Kentucky, he confirmed to Wednesday night.

Stallings committed to UK Wednesday night on the heels of meeting with the UK staff Tuesday.

"I just felt like it was a great fit for me," Stallings told "I fell in love with the coaching staff and everything else."

The 6-foot-3, 305-pound center was the top-rated lineman left on the Wildcats' board. Versatile enough to play multiple positions along the offensive line, Stallings helps fortify UK's offensive line for the future.

"They said I'm versatile," Stallings said. "I can play multiple positions but they like me at center."

He had taken back-to-back official visits to UK (Jan. 17) and Mississippi State (Jan. 24) and chose the Wildcats over the Bulldogs and Colorado among others.

"I loved the academic program. I really love being around [Director of Academic Services] Barb [Deniston]. Another thing was the high performance, sports science program."

Stallings' Crystal Ball heavily favored Mississippi State but the last three picks came in favor of Kentucky.

UK offensive coordinator Neal Brown and offensive line coach John Sclarman met with Stallings in Birmingham Tuesday to seal the deal.

"The funny thing is, they were stuck in traffic for six hours and had to walk the last mile to come see me," Stallings said. "We just talked. Basically, football stuff and me making a decision and where they stood."

Stallings is Kentucky's fourth offensive line commitment and 27th overall, leaving one spot which is obviously earmarked for Matt Elam's Thursday decision.

The Stallings' news comes on the heels of former UK commit Derrick Kelly Jr. eliminating the Wildcats from contention.

For the time being, Stallings says he still plans to visit Colorado this weekend and sign with Kentucky on National Signing Day.

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