(WHAS11) -- One of football's highly sought recruits has chosen the University of Kentucky to begin his college career.
Drew Barker said his decision between South Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky was very difficult to make.
He says he chose the University of Kentucky based on their academics, athletics and social programs.
Barker is currently ranked as the 6th best quarterback in the country according to popular sports website Rivals.com.
Barker says he's a huge Kentucky basketball fan but it didn't impact his decision.