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Kentucky target Frank Gore Jr. commits to Florida Atlantic


Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports

The son of legendary NFL running back Frank Gore will not be a Kentucky Wildcat.

This evening, 2020 three-star running back Frank Gore Jr. announced his commitment to Florida Atlantic University, choosing the Owls over Kentucky, Southern Miss, and Chattanooga.

Here was the announcement:

Kentucky offered Gore Jr. back in September of 2018, giving the 5-foot-8 back out of Miami, FL his very first Division I scholarship.

The newest FAU commit’s father, Frank Gore Sr., played at the University of Miami from 2001-2004, where he became a third round pick with the San Francisco 49ers in the 2005 NFL Draft. In college, Gore was on the Hurricane roster when Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops was the team’s defensive backs coach from 2001-2003.

In the NFL, Gore played with the 49ers for ten years before making stops in Indianapolis, Miami, and Buffalo. Throughout his historic NFL career, Gore has managed 77 rushing touchdowns and 14,478 total rushing yards, good for the fourth-most yards of all time.

As far as Kentucky is concerned, the Wildcats are in solid position with a plethora of upper-tier running back talents in the class of 2020 such as Michael Drennen II, Elijah Young, Blake Corum, and Jutahn McClain, among others.

While it would have been cool to see “Gore Jr.” on the back of a Kentucky uniform, Mark Stoops and company are doing just fine on the recruiting trail.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

11 responses to “Kentucky target Frank Gore Jr. commits to Florida Atlantic”

  1. kykats

    Not a mention on Hey Ky. About football recruits/recruiting in the biggest recruiting period in UK history. Take your award nominations and shove it!

    1. StuckinLville

      Haha. Yeah and all these writers and gotta use a post from earlier in the day as the night post. I miss the old KSR from a decade ago. Hell Drew wasnt even on staff yet. I remember him winning the blogger contest.

    2. WildcatCam

      I miss the news and views, too!

    3. Snapper42

      So, you’re not watching anymore?

  2. StuckinLville

    Florida Atlantic? Well, let’s see if he actually signs in December.

    1. Mr.Fabulous

      UK has bigger fish to fry.

    2. DelrayCat

      Lane is building a program. Will be interesting to see if they can hang on to him. Charlie Weiss Jr now the OC. Lots of buzz in South Florida for this team. They will get 20K+ for home games now. Pretty good for Boca and as a team only built less than 20 yrs ago by Howard Schnellenberger.

  3. Cletis75

    Keep recruiting him, everyone else does it to us.

  4. kyle heavy

    I don’t think we’re actually that interested in him anymore. Good luck to him.

  5. UKinmyblood

    He could likely duplicate the experience he would have had at UK by just buying a ticket……

    1. kyle heavy

      Well said. I don’t think he was still a take.