2025 IOL Tucker Kattus commits to Kentucky

On3 imageby:Hunter Shelton03/27/24


Cincinnati St. Xavier three-star interior offensive lineman Tucker Kattus has committed to Kentucky, he announced on Wednesday.

He chose the Wildcats over Michigan, Penn State, Cincinnati and others.

Kattus is the No. 835 overall prospect and No. 74 IOL in the 2025 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He’s also the No. 29 player in Ohio.

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The Kattus name will sound familiar to Big Blue Nation, as Tucker is now set to join his brothers, tight ends Josh and Justin Kattus, in Lexington. Thanks to some in-home help and a strong push from UK recruiting coordinator and TEs coach Vince Marrow, Kattus is the latest to join the Wildcats’ 2025 class.

“(Marrow is) always saying if you want to be like your big brother, if you want to be great, come here and you’ll play in the league someday,” Tucker told KSR last fall. “If you want to be around great people come here.”

Kentucky adds third pledge this month

Kentucky is once again trying to find a groove on the recruiting trail after finishing with the No. 25 class in the On3 Industry Team Recruiting Rankings last cycle. The addition of Kattus makes three commitments for Mark Stoops and his staff this month.

Philadelphia St. Joseph’s three-star running back Isaiah West pledged on the first day of the month and was followed by Gahanna (Ohio) Lincoln three-star quarterback Brennen Ward less than a week later. Ward is the second QB in UK’s class, flanking Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt three-star Stone Saunders.

Cincinnati Withrow four-star wide receiver Quintin Simmons headlines the class as the No. 275 recruit overall and the No. 37 wideout in the 2025 cycle. He committed to the Wildcats on Feb. 5.

Last cycle, UK signed 23 prospects. The class includes five top-300 prospects, headlined by Austintown (Ohio) Westerville North four-star EDGE Brian Robinson.

“What made Kentucky the right school for me was the consistency. It never changed from day one,” Robinson told On3 upon his commitment. “Kentucky was always one of my favorite schools, even when they had other schools crystalballed higher than Kentucky, Kentucky never treated me differently. They never wavered in their consistency. They were the first Power 5 school to offer me.

Stoops and his staff also protected home turf in the last cycle, as they signed the top five players in Kentucky, including Corbin High twin brothers — four-star DL Jerod Smith and four-star EDGE Jacob Smith — as well Hodgenville Lexington Christian Academy four-star QB Cutter Boley.