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Kentucky Makes Late Push for Four-Star Edge Rusher

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A talented four-star defensive end is leaving the door open for prospective schools to make their case as his commitment date approaches. Kentucky is making a final push to contend against some of the top programs in America.

Monkell Goodwine started the week by releasing a new top five. The DC-area edge rusher included Kentucky along with Clemson, Arizona State, Texas A&M and Alabama. Many believe A&M and Bama are the favorites for the Top 150 player that Rivals ranks as the No. 5 defensive end in the country.

After cutting his list, Goodwine set a decision date for August 15 and said this: “College coaches willing to make the last push at me, I’m willing to listen to everybody.” Brad White must have received the message. Less than 24 hours later Goodwine shared this often-used Kentucky football recruiting pitch on Twitter.

Kentucky’s defensive coordinator proved in short order that his NFL experience was valuable at the collegiate level by turning Josh Allen into the college football’s national defensive player of the year and a top ten NFL draft pick. Two other players from that area, Josh Paschal and Boogie Watson, have also thrived in White’s defense. It’s made a significant impression on Goodwine.

“Coach White and I have a good relationship,” Goodwine told Rivals. “I really like Kentucky because the communication and relationship with me and coach White is really good. Even if I don’t commit there, there’s still going to be that level of respect between me and him. Friendship goes a long way in life. He’s a good coach and if I did commit to Kentucky there’s probably a good chance I play my freshman year and do well.”

Of course, “even if I don’t commit there” isn’t exactly music to a Kentucky fan’s ears. Even so, the Wildcats have made up considerable ground thanks to White’s efforts on the recruiting trail. If Kentucky can pull off the coup in a couple of weeks… WOW.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

7 Comments for Kentucky Makes Late Push for Four-Star Edge Rusher

  1. BBN4LIFE03
    3:05 pm July 31, 2020 Permalink

    Finish this class strong!

  2. BigBluSoTru
    3:16 pm July 31, 2020 Permalink

    Don’t read anything into comments about not committing here. sea of blue James Streble is reporting this evening on his show in Lopuisville thos kid has given a soft verbal to Vince.

    • bkeith75
      3:48 pm July 31, 2020 Permalink

      I hope this is true but it seems odd that a recruit would give a soft verbal to another coach that isn’t his lead recruiter. Only time will tell.

    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      4:06 pm July 31, 2020 Permalink

      Don’t listen to this idiot he’s a troll that has to be friends with Jones the way they let him stick around.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      7:26 pm July 31, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah bkeith, BigBluSoLies is a troll. Somewhat humorous on occasion, but a troll.

  3. ClutchCargo
    3:01 am August 1, 2020 Permalink

    Pay no attention to BigBluSoFullofShit. Obvious troll.

  4. BigBluSoTru
    2:07 pm August 1, 2020 Permalink

    Anybody that post positive things about the program is labeled as a troll . I never say anyhing against the progtam thats bad nor wrong. If i report what i know and hear from another UK source so be it.