Depending on how you view things this could be a surprising commitment to Kentucky, or not surprising at all. Shawnkel Knight-Goff, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound three-star defensive-end had been rumored to be leaning towards Louisville, however, when Kentucky’s top recruiter Vince Marrow took over the in-state recruiting, things changed. The Cats have been gaining ground on top in-state targets or becoming the leaders, like tonight with Knight-Goff. Kentucky’s newest commitment hails from Doss Magnet Career Academy in Louisville, so it is understandable why the hometown Cardinals could have in the lead for Knight-Goff.
Looking ahead of what this means for Kentucky:
Kentucky landed its second in-state commitment with Shawnkel Knight-Goff joining Eli Cox. The Cats are in good position for several more recruits in Louisville and other areas of the state.
Let’s take a look at who Kentucky could land in this year recruiting class.
Louisville Dupont Manual athlete Aidan Robbins plans to take his official visit next month and will be visiting Kentucky for the fourth time in two months. Sources have told Big Blue Banter, Kentucky feels good about landing Robbins.
Louisville Butler Traditional wide receiver Tae Tae Crumes de-committed from Louisville shortly after he visited Kentucky’s and Louisville’s spring games. Crumes has landed some big-time offers, but I do think Kentucky is a good position to land him.
Louisville Moore Traditional defensive end JJ Weaver is another name to watch. Like Shawnkel Knight-Goff, the buzz seems to have him leaning towards Louisville, but Weaver recently visited Kentucky. Sources have told us Kentucky can pull a surprise with Weaver coming to Lexington.
Western Hills all-purpose back Wandale Robinson is a major target for Kentucky. He was recently on UK’s campus and from what we have heard the visit went extremely well. Sources have told us Kentucky is growing in confidence of landing Robinson despite the buzz of Robinson leaning towards Duke.