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FOUR STARS: Kentucky's quarterback commitment sees ranking rise

For the second straight year Kentucky has a four-star quarterback commitment, only this year it looks like the Cats will be able to hold onto him.

This week Jarren Williams was bumped to four-stars on the network.


Williams started the recruiting process as a three-star (5.5 RR) prospect. One of his first offers came from Kentucky during last spring's evaluation period, shortly after Darin Hinshaw watched him throw at Central Gwinnett.

After a summer and then a fall filled with rapid improvement, and not to mention offers from the likes of Alabama, LSU, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, Ole Miss and others, Williams has made the leap to four stars.

Last year Kentucky had a commitment from four-star quarterback Mac Jones, but he ultimately flipped to Alabama and enrolled early with the Crimson Tide.

Williams decommitted from Kentucky himself, only to recommit to the Cats within a period of weeks. He has since shut down his recruitment.

Williams completed 60-percent of his passes for 2,618 yards, 26 touchdowns and four interceptions last season in his first year at Central Gwinnett.

Following a strong performance at a Charlotte Nike camp, Williams was selected to compete in the Elite 11 finals in California, which take place from June 2-4. After that he will be in Lexington for camps at Kentucky on June 10-11.

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