COCOA BEACH, FL (LEX 18) — Kentucky was hoping to win over Richie Leonard for a second time in the recruiting process. The three star offensive lineman out of Cocoa Beach, Florida made his announcement Friday on Twitter.
Committed. Thank You.— Richie Leonard IV™ (@RichieLeonardIV) July 5, 2019
Happy Birthday Momma🤞🏾❤️. pic.twitter.com/dWFIljNLdx
Leonard is the 39th ranked offensive tackle according to Rivals.com. It sounds like Kentucky had him committed before Florida really turned up their recruiting pitch. And, that's all that Leonard needed to hear because he's grown up watching the Gators and was, basically, waiting to see them show more of an interest.