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Marquan McCall committed to Kentucky on Monday

The Wildcats added a top-notch offensive lineman.

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The Kentucky Wildcats added a four-star offensive lineman to their 2018 recruiting class on Monday.

Offensive guard Marquan McCall (Oak Park, MI) committed to the Wildcats, giving Mark Stoops’ 2018 group their first four-star player. McCall made the announcement on his personal Twitter account.

McCall checks in at 6-foot-4 and weighs 320 pounds as a rising junior. He’s the top-ranked player in the state of Michigan so this is a pretty big win for Stoops and the ‘Cats. They’d been competing with the likes of the Michigan State Spartans among others for his services but in the end, UK wound up winning the race.

Additionally, McCall ranks fourth among guards in the 2018 class behind Jamaree Salyer (Atlanta, GA), Trey Hill (Warner Robins, GA) and Emil Ekiyor (Indianapolis, IN).

In other words, Kentucky is getting quite the prospect in Marquan McCall.

Heading into 2017, UK’s offensive line is an experienced unit. Most have exhausted redshirts and are either in their fourth or fifth years on the roster. Cole Mosier, Nick Haynes and Kyle Meadows are all redshirt seniors while Jervontius Stallings is a redshirt junior.

Apart from them, George Asafo-Adjei is a junior and two other youngsters are in the group in the form of sophomore Landon Young and redshirt sophomore Logan Stenberg.

Basically, offensive line will soon be an area of need for the Wildcats, so Marquan McCall will fill that need once he suits up, especially since their 2017 class has just three linemen aboard.

Congrats to McCall and best of luck to him when he lands in Lexington.