Xavier Peters, WCPO photo

Lakota West standout Peters commits to Kentucky

Lakota West senior Xavier Peters is headed to the Bluegrass State.

Peters, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound middle linebacker, verbally committed to Kentucky on Tuesday. He made the announcement via Twitter.

Peters is the eighth-ranked recruit in the state in the Class of 2018, according to 247Sports. He chose the Wildcats over several other Southeastern Conference schools, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia and LSU.

Last week he committed to play in the 2018 Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando.

West teammate Tyler Bentley, a defensive tackle, committed to Kentucky last month.

The Firebirds open the season Aug. 25 against Elder in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown.