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Smith Twins Make The Flip To Kentucky

The Kentucky football staff got a two-for-one special today as the Smith twins (Jerod and Jacob) have just announced that they will be switching their commitments from the University of Michigan to Kentucky.

If you haven't been keeping up with the Smith twins, Jerod and Jacob both grew up in Somerset, Kentucky where they both played for Somerset High School for two seasons before they transferred to Loomis Chaffe School in Connecticut starting in 2021. The twins then went on to play two seasons for Loomis Chaffe then were set to transfer to Cheshire Academy in January, but since decided to move back to Kentucky in July and are now enrolled and playing their senior seasons of football for Corbin High School in Corbin, Kentucky. Both Jerod and Jacob originally had verbal commitments with the Michigan Wolverines to go play for Jim Harbaugh. Jerod's commitment came back in late April while Jacob's came in mid July.

Mark Stoops and company are already stacking up a really great recruiting class for the 2024 class, with the Wildcats already having commitments from players such as Cutter Boley, Terhyon Nichols, Elijah Groves, Hayes Johnson, Willie Rodriguez, and many others. Now you add the two four-star recruits in a package deal and this class is starting to shape up really nicely for Kentucky.

According to 247Sports, both Jerod and Jacob are listed in the top-250 of prospects in the entire recruiting class. Jerod is also ranked as the 26th best defensive lineman in the nation and the second best player in the entire state behind future teammate Cutter Boley. As for Jacob, he is ranked as the 19th best edge rusher in the entire nation and the third best player in Kentucky behind the two previously mentioned.

The Smith twins had numerous Division 1 offers from highly sought-after universities of which include Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Louisville, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, USC, and many others. To say that this package deal is huge is an understatement. This is an early Christmas for Stoops and for the entire Big Blue Nation.

Here are some clips of both Jerod and Jacob during their junior seasons with Loomis Chaffe in Connecticut. I hope you find them as interesting as I did. I think the staff hit a home run with these kids and it is especially nice to have them on board not only for their talents at both positions, but also that the program has the top-three recruits within the border locked up.

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