Bryant Koback’s unexpected departure from the Kentucky football team has put the UK coaches in a pickle. With Sihiem King and (likely) Benny Snell playing in their final season in 2018, it leaves just two running backs on the roster, A.J. Rose and incoming freshman Chris Rodriguez.
Kavosiey Smoke could solve the problem.
A three-star uncommitted 2018 athlete from Wetumpka, Alabama, Smoke is one of a handful of targets Kentucky will pursue in the final month of the football recruiting season.
Smoke first received an offer from Kentucky in June, a month before Rodriguez committed to Kentucky. The conversations cooled down, but after Koback’s departure, that will likely change once the dead period ends on January 11. Smoke is also considering Auburn, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia Tech and Miss. State among others.
Even after you watch his highlights, I think we can all agree Smoke’s greatest asset is his last name.
If the Cats can’t get (a) Smoke, the depth at running back can be solved in other ways. I believe Lynn Bowden would be perfectly happy to transition into a role that puts the ball in his hands as much as possible.