Four-star JuCo DT commits to UK

Four-star JuCo defensive tackle Cory Johnson committed to Kentucky Saturday.

Kentucky's Friday Night Blue Lights Camp and huge recruiting weekend has yielded its first Yahtzee and it's a big one, literally and figuratively.

Sources confirmed to CatsPause.com that 4-star Brooklyn (N.Y.) ASA College defensive tackle Cory Johnson committed to the Wildcats Saturday.

The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Johnson, ranked as the No. 2 JuCo defensive tackle in the country by the 247Composite, chose Kentucky over scholarship offers from Miami, Tennessee, Arizona State, Penn State and others.

Johnson, who was recruited by defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh, is Kentucky's 20th known commitment in the 2014 class and third defensive tackle commit, joining Tymere Dubose and Adrian Middleton. The Wildcats also hope to add 5-star defensive tackle Matt Elam when he announces his college choice at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January.

His commitment bumps Kentucky's class up to No. 13 (7th in the SEC) nationally in the 247Sports Team Rankings.

Along with Za'Darius Smith, Jason Hatcher, Regie Meant and others, Johnson should help the Wildcats field a very formidable defensive front in the future.

Originally from Chambersburg, Pa., Johnson originally committed to Temple out of high school. He will have three years to complete his two years of eligibility remaining.

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