This morning, four-star Kentucky DB pledge Keontra Smith announced he would be flipping his commitment to the Miami Hurricanes.
Out of Hollywood, Florida, Smith had been flirting with the Hurricanes for months, visiting Miami back in January, Junior Day in March, and then again for an unofficial visit in early April.
Now, he’s officially headed to The U.
Listed as a top-250 recruit in the nation, it’s a tough pill to swallow for Kentucky fans, though it comes at no surprise. As a native of South Florida, Smith has been a Miami fan his entire life, and it was the one school the Cats had to worry about in his recruitment. After an offer came, Smith’s flip was inevitable.
Nonetheless, at least one person on staff isn’t worried about the news in the slightest.
This afternoon, Kentucky recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow had some not-so-subtle words for Smith, announcing on Twitter he only wants guys in Lexington that want to be here.
We only want guys that want to be here. Trust me BBN we are going to get it done. I believe in @UKCoachStoops and our team. let's go.
— CoachMarrowUK (@vincemarrow) May 13, 2018
With Marrow’s ridiculous success on the recruiting trail in his time in Lexington, I’m going to trust him on his promise.
It was an expected move. What’s also expected, however, is Marrow bringing in another talented prospect to replace Smith in the very near future.
Go get ’em, Big Dawg.