Kentucky is riding plenty of momentum in the recruiting field right now and they could be on the verge of adding another four-star prospect.
According to Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports, Kiyaunta Goodwin, who is a top 50 recruit in the nation and a four-star class of 2022 player, has set a date for his commitment: Saturday, April 17. The 6-foot-7, 300-pound offensive tackle is considering the likes of Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, Michigan State, and the Kentucky Wildcats. Most believe that it will come down to either the Buckeyes or UK, but Wiltfong recently updated his Crystal Ball prediction for Goodwin, projecting him to join Kentucky with a confidence level of “8”. Wiltfong was the second 247 Sports’ expert who tabbed Goodwin to Kentucky on Thursday.
Goodwin, a Louisville native, has been hot on the Kentucky radar for years now. UK was his first Power 5 offer, coming all the way back in July 2017. Goodwin is listed by 247 Sports as the No. 47 player in the nation according to the site’s Composite Score.
Here’s what Goodwin told 247 Sports about the ‘Cats:
Kentucky: “I have a good relationship with the coaches at Kentucky. I feel they have a very good strength and conditioning staff. Kentucky was a school when I was heavy (read about Goodwin’s transformation here) they still showed love. I have a really good relationship with them. Their program is on the way up. Other than this year they’ve been up since Coach (Mark Stoops) got the job.”
Kentucky has already picked up four commitments for the class of 2022, with three of them coming in the last four weeks: Grant Bingham (4-star OT), Jeremiah Caldwell (4-star, ATH), Treyveon Longmire (3-star, ATH), and Andre Stewart (3-star, CB). If Goodwin were to choose the ‘Cats, he would become the highest-rated player to commit to Kentucky in the Mark Stoops era, according to the 247 Sports’ database.
Is it time to get the dice out again?