Twelve Lakota West High School student-athletes were included in a Signing Day ceremony at the school last winter. The top row (left to right) includes David Walcott (football, Ball State), Brian Qua (football, Grand Valley State), Zelwyn Robinson (football, Georgetown), Payton Porterfield (football, Hocking College), Brandon Whited (soccer, Heidelberg), Jeffrey Douyere (soccer, Earlham) and Andrew Brengelman (soccer, Malone). The front row (left to right) includes Will Nguyen (football, Georgetown), Jennifer Douyere (soccer, Earlham), Caley Murphy (soccer, Mount St. Joseph), Devin Duhme (soccer, Lander) and Jeremy Douyere (soccer, Earlham). SUBMITTED PHOTO

Recruiting: Lakota West’s Tyler Bentley makes his college choice

Tyler Bentley, a defensive lineman from Lakota West, verbally committed to Kentucky on Sunday.

“First off I just want to thank God for all the blessing he has put on my life,” Bentley wrote on Twitter. “I also want to thank my parents for taking time out of their day to help me make my dreams come true.

“Last but not least, I want to thank my coaches for pushing daily to be great. After long talk with my parents and coaches, I decided to commit to the University of Kentucky.” 

Bentley is a three-star prospect and the second area player in the 2018 to declare he is going to be a Wildcat.

Alex Reigelsperger, a three-star defensive end from Wayne, committed to UK in February.

Bentley is the No. 35 prospect in the state according to the 247sports composite rankings while Reigelsperger is No. 21.

Xavier Peters, a four-star linebacker at Lakota West, is the No. 9-rated prospect in the state. He has more than 20 offers, including Alabama, LSU, USC, Penn State and Cincinnati. 

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