Meet DL Jacob Hyde

DL Jacob Hyde, 6-2, 330 pounds

Player page: http://ukrecruiting.bloginky.com/football/jacob-hyde/

From UK bio: Was Kentucky’s first verbal commitment of the 2013 signing class. One of the nation’s top-50 defensive tackles by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com. First-team all-state as a senior as chosen by The Associated Press. Comes to Lexington from Clay County High School, where he played for head coach Shannon Arnett. Played defensive tackle and offensive guard in high school, but is projected on the defensive side for Kentucky. Helped Clay County finish 8-4 his sophomore season en route to an appearance in the Class AAAAA state playoffs. Helped lead Kentucky all-stars to a 29-27 win over Tennessee in the National Guard Border Bowl. Played for the USA national team in the International Bowl on Feb. 5 in Austin, Texas. Named All-SEKC by MaxPreps.com. Also chosen first team on the All-Mountain squad.

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at jsmith3@herald-leader.com.
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