The highest-ranked player in Kentucky’s 2019 recruiting class is heading elsewhere. Four-star defensive back Keontra Smith announced this morning he will play for the Miami Hurricanes.
The news is unfortunate, but no surprise.
Arguably the most-talented player from the Chaminade-Madonna pipeline that has brought five players to Lexington in the past two years, Smith committed to Kentucky early in the process. Once Miami got involved, it was only a matter of time before the South Florida kid decided to play for The U.