Franklin County's Ryan Timmons picks Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Wide receiver Ryan Timmons of Franklin County High School announced he'll be heading to the University of Kentucky Tuesday afternoon.

Flanked by his mother and his grandmother, Timmons made his announcement in a packed gym at the high school. Timmons became emotional before making the announcement, hats representing Kentucky, Florida, Illinois and Ohio State were in front of him.

Timmons is rated the fourth best prospect in the state. At 5-11, he scored 45 touchdowns as a senior and racked up more than 1,000 yards both receiving and rushing.

Timmons made an official visit to UK January 18 and made three unofficial visits. His decision is a major boost to the first recruiting class of coach Mark Stoops. It should vault the UK class into the Top-30 in the nation.

National signing day for recruits is Wednesday.

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