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Four-star defensive tackle backs out of UK commitment

Fresh off an official visit to Florida, four-star defensive tackle Lamar Goods has rescinded his commitment to the University of Kentucky. Crap.

Goods, who is ranked as the 30th-best defensive tackle in the Class of 2020 in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, announced his decision via Twitter with this statement Wednesday afternoon:

“After long and thought out conversations with my mom and I we have made the decision that it is in our best interests to open my recruitment and announce that I have decommited from the university of Kentucky.thank you for all that the staff and coaches that have been amazing during this process.”

The Canadian, now a Connecticuter (?), had originally pledged his commitment to Kentucky back on April 8 after being recruited by new defensive coordinator Brad White. When he committed, Goods said, “I’m a big believer of going with your gut and knowing that it’s the right place if you truly feel it is.”

I guess that gut feeling wore off.

It is unclear at this time if he will still consider the Cats as he reopens his recruitment to welcome new suitors like stupid Florida.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

44 Comments for Four-star defensive tackle backs out of UK commitment

  1. kentuckybackupplayer
    3:03 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    Well, Bye……………….

  2. BobbyBlue
    3:04 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    Cha- Ching !

  3. TOMCATS1990
    3:07 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    Sucks but whatever he doesn’t want to be here we don’t want him

    • mashburnfan1
      3:15 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

      Yep, see ya. best part is this staff will just replace him, and probably with someone better. At least he did this early and not on signing day like some kids do.

  4. Luether
    3:10 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    My sources say this guy is a D-bag anyway…

  5. ukwildcat1991
    3:14 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    I agree with tomcat. At this point, any recruit who decides to pull out, its their loss not ours. How many times could a Kentucky wildcat fan ever get to say that? Lol

    • CatfaninCinci
      3:39 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

      It almost feels like you should be referring to UL recruitment when we talk about ‘pulling out’? Am I right??

  6. Bluebloodtoo
    3:15 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    This is a normal part of the process. You gotta think the Florida’s, Georgia’s and Alabama’s are getting a little concerned about Kentucky’s momentum. They are going to try to mess with that momentum any way they can. It sure seems weird to me that all these grown men are twiddling in the brains of these young guys.

    • DelrayCat
      4:56 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

      Although we might need to beat them more than once every 30 years to really start making waves….

  7. krautdog
    3:17 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    This is why you don’t YAHTZEE ’til they sign.
    All too frequent occurrence w/UK football!

    • UK96Champs
      4:11 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

      It’s ALL football, not just UK. Their word means nothing.

    • dave1964
      4:19 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink


    • bigtaters6957
      4:23 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

      Exactly, a commitment before signing day just a scholarship place holder while they look for something better. Should the original commitment school be the best place for them, they sign. Not at all concerned with this staffs recruiting prowess, he will be replaced.

  8. UKfansNKY
    3:23 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    FL came up with round trip tickets to the games, so Mom could watch. Oh well, good luck Kid………………………………..NEXT!

  9. cats646
    3:32 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    See ya kid. Gonna be a long four years losing to the school you should’ve stuck with!!
    GO BIG BLUE!!!!

  10. blord40
    3:35 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    Go get Octavious Oxendine and let’s call this one a wash.

  11. meeksfor3
    3:37 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    He really needs to learn that his “Gut feeling” can sometimes be the Taco Bell he just consumed heading down the Poop Shoot Express.

  12. Heavy C
    3:49 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    Yea….I mean I guess its news if a recruit verbally commits… Verbally Commits is nearly a Oxymoron. A waste of time until they sign.

  13. bbn606
    3:50 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    What makes Florida stupid about seeking a 4-star athlete?

  14. kjd
    3:50 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    Turns out that gut feeling was just gas. (Add your own sound effects here)

  15. UKinmyblood
    4:04 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    Screw the fat f*ck……

    • ClutchCargo
      4:19 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink


  16. jr
    4:13 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    If a guy is committed, and shuts down recruiters, then that is a TRUE commitment!! Anything else is just lip service!

    • Bluebloodtoo
      4:27 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

      Right…because most high school juniors or seniors know what commitment means? And they have enough life experience to grasp all that that entails? Uh huh…. Sure.

    • hweathers
      5:38 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

      Agree 100%. Most teenagers don’t know what commitment is. They will commit so they have a spot until something better comes along.

  17. jaws2
    4:25 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    Oh for the days when we were fighting Ohio U, Bowling Green, Tulane, Vandy, and Cincinnati for players!
    We’ve come a lonnnnng way since Joker’s days boys. We may not be getting cred from the national press but I guarantee you the top tier programs in the SEC are taking notice. We may not get them all but we’re going to get some. I’m good with that.

  18. Cousins Fake Tooth
    4:32 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    Have said it before and will say it again. Make the rules if you commit, you go there for at least 1 year. Once you commit, you are not allowed any other visits to other schools, nor are you allowed contact with other schools.

    • ClutchCargo
      4:44 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

      And it was dumb the other time you said it. What you are describing is the LOI, which can be signed in December. These kids can say whatever they want to say, and the NCAA has no control over that.

    • gasman01
      4:55 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

      Amen. It’s the only way to stop this crap!!

    • Cousins Fake Tooth
      4:57 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

      @ClutchCargo – Not really. You build a team around the players you get. Once you get players in place when one leaves it messes up a lot of other pieces. I guess you like losing players on signing day etc. Pretty stupid if you ask me. You commit, you commit.

    • ClutchCargo
      5:54 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

      I don’t disagree that people should honor their commitments, nor do I like losing players we thought we could count on. But no rule the NCAA has the authority to enforce would prevent this.

  19. BluemanGreen
    4:33 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    Just because guys do this all the time and so on and so forth doesnt change the facts:
    It is complete BS and any player that does it to a school is a total D bag

    • Soylentbeans
      5:00 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

      I guess none of you would ever consider another job if other employers came offering.

  20. Gr8bigbruto
    4:48 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    Be fun watching him against our OLine if he goes to Florida. Talk about having a target on your back! Dude will make John Youngs highlight real multiple times!

  21. BBNDan7
    4:49 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    Football recruiting is so annoying.

  22. az1006
    5:35 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    It’s good for the program to even be in the conversation with these recruiting battles, but I will never understand why guys do this so regularly. And it isn’t just here…It’s everywhere. Every program has “commits” decommit, often just a few weeks or months after their initial “commitment.” If I’m a player, I’m only going to verbally commit to a school if I’m shutting down my recruitment. Otherwise…What’s the point? It’s a waste of time, and really disrespectful to staffs that spend countless hours and dollars recruiting you. That’s fine if you are genuinely undecided, but if you commit, that should be the end of it. Just keep your “commitment” off Twitter until you’re certain. That isn’t that difficult.

  23. Boman2112
    5:58 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    Lamar Goods……?
    Lamar Gone……bye

  24. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    7:01 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    I feel sorry for his future wife..they won’t make it a year.

  25. bigbluebg
    7:41 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    Dude looks like hes 35 years old.
    Best of look to ya man.

  26. bbn606
    9:55 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    This recruiting thing is like a kid in a candy shop. They choose one and walk down the aisle, throw it down and buy another. You will know what you have on signing day.

    • notFromhere
      11:41 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

      Wasnt he a 3 star before he committed to UK. Then Florida offers and he’s a 4 star… Hilarious.
      Cant wait to see who they get to replace him in this class.

      UnYAHTZEE!! Next…

  27. KY Blue Blood
    11:58 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    I find that ‘football recruit’ and
    ‘commitment’ mean jack squat! It’s so absurd I don’t even like to hear about it because it’s so annoying when they de-commit.

  28. makeitstop
    1:18 am June 20, 2019 Permalink

    Again I say, why commit if ur not committed? U do not have to. U can “narrow it down.” Limit schools u will talk to. Take 5 visits. But why commit? Just STFU and decide at LOI time. You just look like an @$$hole when u commit and decommit. If u like the attention, that’s cool, DON’T COMMIT!

  29. Cole28
    10:42 am June 22, 2019 Permalink

    So… No update stating that he actually committed to Florida?? I guess it’s not a huge surprise, but it’s important to not that he did actually commit to Florida.