Toppers add a trio of commitments

New Western Kentucky head coach Bobby Petrino has added a trio of new commitments to his recruiting class.

New Western Kentucky head coach Bobby Petrino has added a trio of new commitments to his recruiting class.

St. Pauls Episcopal School (Ala.) wide receiver Kylen Towner, Bob Jones HS (Ala.) offensive guard Brandon Ray, and Miami (Fla.) Northwestern defensive back Leverick Johnson all committed to the Hilltoppers over the last several days.

Towner committed after he spent the Jan. 18 weekend visiting Duke and WKU.

"I just had a good feel for it (WKU)," the 5-foot-8 athlete said. "It felt like the right place for me, they have a great coaching staff there."

He was recruited by the Hilltoppers' Director of Player Personnel, Nate Dennison.

"I like Coach Nate (Dennison) a lot," Towner said. "He's a cool guy.

"I called him and told him I wanted to commit, he was excited."

The St. Pauls Episcopal standout expects to play slot receiver and also line up at kick and punt return for the Hilltoppers.

"I'm going to bring them (WKU) a lot of speed and quickness on the field," he said.

Towner picked Western Kentucky over offers from UAB, Northern Illinois and Samford, with interest from Duke.

Ray is a 6-foot-3, 255 pound offensive guard, who reportedly picked WKU over no other offers.

Johnson is a 6-foot-1, 190 pound defensive back, who also reportedly picked the Hilltoppers over no other major college interest.

Below are video highlights from Towner's senior year.

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