2016 Kentucky Football Signee - Ja'Quize Cross
Ja’Quize Cross, Defensive Line, 6-3, 315, Fr.-HS, New Market, Ala. (Buckhorn) – Pronounced ja-QUEZ ... Talented defensive tackle is a three-star prospect by ESPN, Scout and 247sports … Finished his three-year career with 84 total tackles, 10 tackles for a loss and eight sacks, adding 14 QB hurries and causing a fumble … Three-star prospect by ESPN, tabbed as the 37th best prospect in Alabama and the 77th best defensive tackle … Tabbed by Scout as a three-star prospect, the second-best defensive tackle in Alabama and the 79th best defensive tackle in the nation … Rated by Rivals.com as a two-star prospect … Tabbed by 247sports as a three-star prospect, the 75th best defensive tackle in the nation and the 40th best prospect in Alabama ... Coached by David O’Conner ... Had offers from several schools but chose Kentucky over Minnesota and Purdue.
Coach Stoops on Cross: “Ja’Quize came to our camp last summer and impressed us with his ability and technique. He has the size and work ethic we need and is a great addition to our team.”