Rich Brooks and his Liberty Bowl-bound Wildcats received a verbal commitment on Thursday from Dakotah Tyler, several internet scouting services reported.
Tyler is a 6-foot-0, 205 lb running back from Indianapolis Pike High School. Tyler rushed for 1,291 yards and 17 touchdowns, while throwing for 727 yards and 7 TDs.
Tyler chose UK over Minnesota, Purdue, Cincinnati and Indiana.
Tyler, in the Class of 2009, joins another Indianapolis-area athlete in committing to the Wildcats. Quarterback Morgan Newton, who played at Carmel High committed to UK in August.