Kentucky quarterback commit Nik Scalzo shared some unfortunate news this afternoon. The Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons product tore his ACL in his final high school game.
Scalzo hurt his knee in his team's 30-27 win over Jones High School in the Florida 5A state playoffs. Cardinal Gibbons will play on, but Scalzo's high school career is finished.
"Played my last high school football game this past Friday. Unfortunately I tore my ACL. Praying for a quick and speedy recovery. Can’t wait to watch and cheer my boys on Friday. Once a Chief, always a Chief #CB4L This is only the beginning... #bbn can’t wait to be a wildcat!," Scalzo wrote on Twitter.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Scalzo is a three-star prospect in the 2019 class. He committed to Kentucky back in May. Scalzo is the 23rd-rated dual-threat quarterback in the 2019 cycle, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings. He is one of two quarterbacks in Kentucky's 2019 recruiting haul, alongside three-star Pro-Style passer Amani Gilmore.
We wish Scalzo a full and speedy recovery.