Four-star OT Fennell chooses WKU

Four-star offensive tackle Joe Fennell (Fort Myers, Fla./South Fort Myers) has made a verbal commitment to Western Kentucky on Friday according to his head coach Grant Redhead.

The 6-foot-5, 310-pound senior had several major BCS offers including Florida, Indiana, Georgia, Illinois and Clemson. He is the ninth commitment for the Hilltoppers and the highest-rated in the class.

"Joe had some family there, his cousin is a redshirt senior on the team there," Redhead said. "He likes the academic program they have put together there and it's a good fit for him overall."

Fennell is the second verbal for Western Kentucky in the last 24 hours. Linebacker Isaac Tanner (Tampa, Fla./Freedom) committed to Western Kentucky on Thursday night.