In a day where Kentucky commit, Keontra Smith flipped to Miami, the Cats also got some good news on the recruiting front. Kentucky reeled in cornerback Jalen Geiger from the Palmetto State. This is the fourth commitment in the 2019 recruiting class and each commitment is from a different state. K.D. McDaniel is from Georgia, Eli Cox is from Kentucky, Moses Douglass is from Ohio and Jalen Geiger is from South Carolina.
The three-star, 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back from Spring Valley High School (SC) explain why he chose the Cats over Virginia, Boston College, North Carolina, and Cincinnati.
“Kentucky is all about family. I love the coaching staff. They are truly genuine. Kentucky is definitely heading in the right direction and I wanted to be apart of that.”
Geiger said the staff envisions him playing cornerback when he arrives at Kentucky.
“The staff likes me at cornerback.”
Coach (Vince) Marrow and Coach (Steven) Clinkscale handled Geiger’s recruitment and eventually their work came to fruition when Geiger committed.
“The coaching staff was really excited when I told them my commitment,” said Geiger.
The Spring Valley High, junior standout said he is 100% committed to Kentucky and is setting up his official visit to Lexington.
“I’m looking to take my official visit to UK during Memorial Day weekend.”
The newest Kentucky commit is going to talk to his parents to figure out when he’ll enroll at Kentucky.
“I would have to talk to my parents about when I am going to enroll. I know that I will be majoring in Sports Medicine at UK.”
Geiger left a message for the Kentucky fan base (BBN).
“I’m coming to help our team win the SEC and more! I can’t wait to get started.”
This is a very nice rebound from the earlier news of Keontra Smith flipping to the Miami Hurricanes. Geiger is a talented player and will have a chance to contribute during his time at Kentucky.