Kentucky has found its quarterback in the 2019 class. Nik Scalzo, a 3-star prospect from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., committed to the Wildcats on Monday night.
Scalzo is ranked the No. 16 dual-threat quarterback in the class, according to the 247Sports composite. He’s the 710th-ranked overall prospect.
“First off, I would like to thank my dad who has been my No. 1 supporter from the beginning, my mom, my sister, my family, my coaches, my teammates and most importantly God who has helped and guided me to make my decision. If it wasn’t for my head coach, Matt Dubuc, believing in me from day one I would not have the opportunities that I have today.
“I’ve worked extremely hard over the past few years to turn my dreams into reality. With that being said, I am 100 percent committed to the University of Kentucky.”
The 5-foot-11 and 185-pound prospect had 15 offers. Illinois was his only other offer from a Power Five school. Akron, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Dartmouth, Florida Atlantic, Georgia State, Harvard, Louisiana Lafayette, Samford, Tulane, Yale and UNLV were the other schools that offered.
Scalzo became the fifth member of Kentucky’s 2019 class, joining safety Moses Douglass, outside linebacker KD McDaniel, guard Eli Cox and cornerback Jalen Geiger — who committed to the Cats on Sunday.
The Wildcats’ class is ranked 42nd nationally and 11th in the SEC.
— Nik Scalzo (@NikScalzo) May 15, 2018