The Kentucky Wildcats have made an undefeated start to the 2021 season and that is bearing fruit on the recruiting trail.
By Steve Wright
Head coach Mark Stoops and the Wildcats picked up a 4-star commitment from the class of 2022 over the weekend as edge rusher Tyreese Fearbry – out of Perry Traditional Academy in Pittsburgh, PA – pledged his collegiate future to the school.
Fearbry is rated by the 247Sports Composite Rankings as the No. 182 player in the nation, the No. 12 edge rusher, and the No. 5 player in the class from Pennsylvania. Fearbry committed to Kentucky over finalists including Auburn, Penn State, Pittsburgh, and Arizona State. Fearbry is a beast of an athlete – he also runs track and plays basketball for Perry – and in a five-game season as a junior in 2020 he had 5.8 tackles and 1.0 sacks per game.
In the video below you can see the best parts of Fearbry’s game on show. The first and third plays show that Fearbry has an outstanding first-step and that his power and length make it almost impossible for an offensive tackle to get his hands on the rusher. This makes him an absolute menace around the outside, but also allows him to set up the tackle for a quick inside cut and a more direct route to the quarterback.
Fearbry’s sheer athletic prowess also allows him to shine on offense. The second play on the video has Fearbry lined up as one of the biggest wide receivers playing the high school game. After making the catch using his body to create space, Fearbry is never going to be stopped that close to the goal line as he scores a touchdown. Fearbry is going to be a purely defensive player in college and his measurables make him a perfect match for the way that Kentucky develops players into stars.