Cats pick up two 3-star Florida commits

By Nick Gray | @KYKernelGray

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Coach Mark Stoops and his staff continue to rack up recruits from the state of Florida with the dinnertime commitments of three-star all-purpose back Jojo Kemp and three-star wide receiver Jeff Badet.

Kemp, from Deland High School in Deland, Fla., is the tenth rated all-purpose back by Rivals. The five-foot ten, 189 pounder played running back in high school and will likely play the same position in college.

Kemp visited UK Jan. 11 and also visited South Florida (Jan. 25), Pittsburgh (Dec. 7) and West Virginia (Oct. 19) according to Rivals. He was originally committed to South Florida before last season but de-committed from the Bulls Oct. 15.

Badet is a five-foot eleven, 160 pound wide receiver out of Freedom High School in Orlando, Fla. His final choices included Iowa State, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Wake Forest and UCLA, according to Rivals.

Wake Forest was the only other school Badet used an official visit for besides the Cats. He visited UK Jan. 18 and was scheduled to visit UCLA this weekend but announced via Twitter he would not, failing to cite a reason for the cancelation.

With the two commitments, the Cats stand at 19 committed recruits in the class with five days left before National Signing Day. That number includes nine native Floridians.