Competition is becoming stiff for Kentucky OL target Ryan Baer

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[caption id="attachment_353904" align="alignnone" width="1092"]Ryan Baer (Ryan Baer/Instagram)[/caption] Kentucky's offensive line recruiting in the class of 2021 is off to a very hot start. In-state blue-chippers Grant Bingham and Kiyaunta Goodwin are in the fold while Kentucky is in the mix for top-125 recruit Aamil Wagner and top-500 recruit Daughtry Richardson. The Big Blue Wall is finding some solid success on the recruiting trail, but there is one player the staff has had their eye on for quite some time. High three-star Ryan Baer out of Eastlake (Ohio) North has long being a high priority target on Kentucky's class of 2021 recruiting board. At 6-foot-7 and 320 pounds, this o-line target brings some major traits to the table. The offers have not stopped rolling in. In the last three months, Arizona State, Baylor, Vanderbilt, Nebraska, and South Carolina have all issued offers. However, a blue blood program joined the party on Tuesday. Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish have now thrown their hat in the ring, but there is some other intense competition involved in this recruitment. Lettermen Row met up with Baer this week and the offensive lineman revealed that Ohio State is also going to have him on campus in June. “I’ll be at Ohio State on June 7,” said Baer. “Ohio State is like a visit and personal workout, it’s not an actual camp date. That’s the only camp-like thing I’m doing. I’m just ready to show people what’s up. I’ve been running every day because I want to be in good condition when I’m down there. I’ve been focusing on technique and footwork." Baer has not received an offer from the Buckeyes, but it's clear that Ryan Day is interested. Kentucky and Ohio State have competed head-to-head for offensive line talent often recently with battles for Jager Burton, Goodwin, and Wagner. Currently, Baer has official visits scheduled with Virginia, Illinois, Michigan State, Kentucky, and Tennessee. However, this is a recruitment that is far from over. The Notre Dame offer proves just that and the three-star recruit could be seeing his recruiting ranking taking a jump forward very soon. Kentucky has done a very good job recruiting the offensive line position and new assistant coach Eric Wolford is stepping into a very good situation. However, the Wildcats are swimming in the correct waters on the recruiting trail and that means some intense battles for recruits. Looks like the competition could be very tough for Baer.

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