Horton is rated as a top-50 running back nationally by 247Sports.
Middletown (Ohio) Lakota West running back Mikel Horton publicly announced his commitment to Kentucky Saturday.
Horton was in Lexington for Kentucky's record-setting Blue-White Spring Game last weekend, which drew 50,831 fans, more than double the previous record set in 1987.
Since the day he was hired, UK coach Mark Stoops said the state of Ohio would serve as the Wildcats' de facto home base. To that end, tight ends coach Vince Marrow was brought on board shortly thereafter. The Youngstown native was instrumental in helping land Horton and is now responsible for all three of UK's current 2014 commitments.
Horton (6-1, 225), rated as a top-50 running back nationally by 247Sports, chose UK over Florida State, Louisville, Purdue, Boston College and Vanderbilt. He is also the former teammate of 2013 UK signee Kyle Meadows.