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4-Star LB Elijah Groves Commits to Kentucky

Kentucky has been red hot on the recruiting trail in the month of June and now the hot streak is rolling over into July. Four-star LB Elijah Groves committed to Kentucky this afternoon over the likes of NC State and Purdue. This recruitment was extremely quiet and there was a bit of uncertainty of where he was going to choose. UK typically fares well in those types of recruitments and they pulled it off again.


The Cross Plains, Tennessee native attends East Robertson High School. Groves is ranked on 247 as a top-150 player in the class, the 14th best LB overall, and the 2nd best player in the state of Tennessee. Elijah unofficially visited Kentucky on June 7th during UK's big recruiting weekend. He seemed to enjoy the campus and the coaching staff.


Who is Kentucky getting in Elijah Groves? He is a fantastic talent but a little raw in his skillset. His speed doesn't jump off the page but he's a guy who has a nose for the football. Really good at sifting through action and finding the ball carrier. Once he gets his mitts on the ball carrier, they aren't escaping. Groves had a few massive hits on his junior year film that made your jaw drop. This guy has all the tools to be great but just needs some fine-tuning that Brad White can provide.


Kentucky is now up to 11 commits in the 2024 class with 4-star DB Terhyon Nichols set to make his decision tomorrow with some late UK buzz. Kentucky is riding the recruiting momentum right now and landing some big time players. Enjoy the rest of your Saturday.

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