As the Kentucky Wildcats look for a strong finish in their 2014 football recruiting class, Jervontius “Bunkie” Stallings a 6-foot-3, 305 lb lineman from Spain Park in Birmingham, Alabama, was one of the final targets for UK.
Needing an o-lineman to boost a thin unit that needs some depth heading into next year, Stallings was believed to be the final player that had a commitable-scholarship on the table other than Matt Elam,
Now, he’s a Wildcats after pleading his commitment to UK today:
BREAKING: C/G Jervontius Stallings has committed to Kentucky over Mississippi State.
— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) January 29, 2014
Originally from South Pike (Miss.) High School before transferring to Spain Prk for his senior year, Stallings was believed to be favoring the homestate Bulldogs before being swayed to commit to UK this past weekend during an official visit to Lexington.
Stallings had hosted the MSU coaches on a couple of in-home visits this month, but Mark Stoops and co. were able to pry Stallings away from the Dan Mullen’s bunch.
He’s currently unranked or a three-star prospect in every major recruiting service, but he does have scholarship offers from several BCS programs, including Mississippi State, Jacksonville State, Tennessee State and Western Kentucky.
He can play both center and guard, and will likely play primarily at whichever position has more opportunity for playing time going forward.
Welcome to Big Blue Nation Jervontius!
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