It’s been quite a day when it comes to Florida-KSR relations as the Gator Nation seems really upset about Tyler Thompson giving a Kerry Blackshear update in the most ridiculous manner possible. But the Gators competing for a player Kentucky wants isn’t just happening on the hardwood.
Lamar Goods is a a blue-chip defensive tackle who committed to Kentucky back in April, but it now appears he’s set to take advantage of offered official visits. The Canadian native who is playing his high school football in Connecticut will be making the trip to Gainesville this weekend to meet up with second-year head coach Dan Mullen and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham according Gators Territory, a site on the Rivals network.
Last time Goods went on a visit was back on the first weekend in April when he visited Lexington and as soon as he returned home he verbally committed to Kentucky. That is something to keep an eye on this weekend. In the 247 composite rankings, Goods currently sits at No. 336 overall and is ranked the 31st best defensive tackle in the high school ranks. The rising senior has listed offers from Florida, Georgia, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and a few other schools.
Florida was one of the first schools to offer Lamar Goods back in May 2018 before Kentucky joined the party a month later. As most of you reading know, the defensive line has been a spot where Kentucky has struggled to to acquire and hold commitments from highly sought after talent. This feels like it’s setting up to be a long, hard battle until signing day arrives in December.
Get him out of The Swamp this weekend without a flip and Kentucky should still feel good about their standing in this recruitment. Defensive coordinator Brad White is leading this recruitment and Kentucky has potential early playing time to sell to Goods with both Calvin Taylor, Jr. and Phil Hoskins entering their senior seasons in 2019.
Crootin’ never stops.