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Kentucky Football Recruiting

Kentucky Adds Volunteer State Four-Star Defensive End to 2020 Class

August 20, 2019
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Kentucky adds another commit to their impressive 2020 recruiting class, and the addition of Tre’vonn Rybka is massive for many reasons. He is the Wildcats sixth defensive member of the class, and is the second strong-side defensive end. His commitment will help Kentucky climb the boards even more, which looks to be a possible record-setting class for Mark Stoops. Rybka and Samuel Anaele are two defensive ends that can come in an make an immediate impact on the defense as freshmen.

It is always important when you can manage to win a battle in recruiting against an SEC East foe, but it is even greater at this moment. Kentucky has opened up a recruiting pipeline that hasn’t been very relevant within the Stoops era. There isn’t much talent on the roster from the volunteer state, but it is highlighted by Quinton Bohanna and Darian Kinnard, which are two young and tremendously talented football players. Rybka could have a similar impact on the defensive line, but the further opening of this pipeline can help Kentucky get some fantastic prospects to cross their southern border. 

Rybka stands at 6-foot-5, 265-pounds, and if I could use one word to describe his play on the field it would be – power. Where Rybka sets himself apart from other young talents at the defensive end position is his ability to keep his eyes on the quarterback. He makes plays on the line, batting passes down, as well as reading the quarterback on particular options. Rybka has the football IQ and power to play as a true freshman. He along with Samuel Anaele and Justin Rogers look to be the future of the Kentucky defensive line, which make up a slew of talent coming in, and by far the most under Stoops. 

Rybka’s addition could mean a package deal that would put Kentucky on another level in the 2020 rankings, and that is with in-state four-star safety, Vito Tisdale. Rumors have been circulating for some time that Rybka and Tisdale could be a possible package deal. It will be interesting to see if the Wildcats can fend off the Vols and Crimson Tide again. One piece to that puzzle is complete, but either way, the 2020 class is taking on a fantastic shape heading into this season.

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