Kentucky secured another commit for the Class of 2023 today when Boyle County native, Tommy Ziesmer, announced via his Twitter account that he would be attending the University of Kentucky. Associate Head Coach Vince Marrow was Ziesmer's lead recruiter. Kentucky has high praise for Ziesmer, as they have stated that he is comparable to Kentucky's Josh Paschal.
In 2021, Ziesmer played a significant role in Boyle County's defense that paved its way to a 4A state championship victory and an overall 14-1 record. Ziesmer appeared in all 15 games for the Rebels, in which he registered 61 tackles (27 solos) and a team-high 10 sacks. Ziesmer also recorded two touchdowns, one on offense and one on defense off of a fumble recovery.
Ziesmer is a 6'2" edge rusher and weighs 220 pounds currently listed by 247Sports. Ziesmer is a three-star recruit that is ranked near the top 500 nationally, the 44th best edge rusher in the nation, and the 6th best player in the state of Kentucky for the 2023 Class.
Ziesmer joins Kaden Moorman, Malachi Wood, Ty Bryant, Tanner Lemaster, and Shamar Porter as hard commits for the Wildcats' 2023 Class. Ziesmer had offers from several other schools such as Louisville, Tennessee, West Virginia, Western Kentucky, EKU, Purdue, Virginia, UAB, and Marshall.
Here are some highlights from Ziesmer's Junior year at Boyle Co High School.