Ryan Timmons announces his decision

Ryan Timmons has committed to Kentucky.

The ESPN 300 prospect from Frankfort (Ky.) Franklin considered late offers from Florida and Ohio State but ultimately chose to stay close to home, according to his head coach Chris Tracy. Kentucky became more of a factor in Timmons' recruitment when it made a coaching change. Timmons quickly grew close to first-year Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops and his staff.

Timmons announced the decision at his school. He will sign his national letter of intent on Wednesday, national signing day.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Timmons is rated the No. 249 prospect in the nation. He is Kentucky's highest rated commitment.