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:
— Frank Gore Jr (@stn_2lit) June 6, 2019
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.