Kentucky picked up an athletic freak when Good Counsel defensive end Joshua Paschal committed to the Wildcats on Tuesday.
Paschal, who is rated a four-star, is ranked the No. 7 player in Maryland, and the No. 11 defensive end in the nation, according to 247sports. Paschal picked Kentucky over Maryland, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Clemson, Ohio State, USC and others.
Paschal was named First-Team All-Met by the Washington Post after he tallied 64 tackles and eight sacks this season.
Read what Scout’s Brian Dohn has to say about the future Wildcat:
“Paschal is strong and has a great first step. He can get up the field in a hurry and he has the strength to press an offensive lineman off and move to make a play. He has good size, and if he gets bigger for his senior season, could project to defensive tackle in college. Paschal is good with his hands and can move laterally, but he needs to be more consistent with his pad level. He can dive inside on a run and make a tackle, but he needs to continue to add to his stable of moves to be tougher to defend.”