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Monkell Goodwine, Top 100 Football Recruit, says UK is in his Top Two

(247 Sports)

247 Sports

Kentucky is on the verge of landing a commitment from one of the best football players in America.

Rivals ranks Monkell Goodwine as the No. 27 player in the 2021 recruiting class. The edge rusher released a top five ahead of Saturday’s decision that included Alabama, Kentucky, Texas A&M, Arizona State and Clemson. Tuesday afternoon he revealed on Twitter that the list is actually much shorter.

He followed that up by Retweeting a message from Victory Vaka, a Texas A&M commit, who said, “lol good thing I’m committed to an SEC school.” Does this mean Goodwine is planning on committing to an SEC school as well? That would be excellent news for the BBN, unless A&M is the SEC school of choice.

Reading the Crystal Ball, A&M and Alabama seem to be split among experts. Four of five Rivals analysts predict the Crimson Tide over the Aggies, versus six of seven Alabama predictions from 247 Sports. Nobody forecasts a UK commitment from Goodwine.

The top 10 defensive end from the DMV (DC-Maryland-Virginia) is being recruited by UK defensive coordinator and pass rushing specialist, Brad White. Goodwine had plenty of nice things to say about White shortly after he announced his five finalists.

“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.”

Can White pull off a class-defining coup by reeling in a commitment from beneath Alabama’s nose? We’ll find out Saturday.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

10 Comments for Monkell Goodwine, Top 100 Football Recruit, says UK is in his Top Two

  1. bbn606
    10:12 am August 12, 2020 Permalink

    I know I’m a little slow but how is it determined that UK is in his final 2?

    • satcheluk
      10:40 pm August 12, 2020 Permalink

      Because the player Tweeted it and it’s in the article. Did u even read it before you commented?

  2. gasman01
    10:17 am August 12, 2020 Permalink

    Ugh…. Don’t think anything in this article makes me confident he’s coming to Ky.

  3. Grazilla
    10:29 am August 12, 2020 Permalink


  4. BigBluSoTru
    10:32 am August 12, 2020 Permalink

    @bbn typical ksr . I know i say some very over the top pro uk thinks but ksr takes it to another level.

  5. UKinIN
    11:08 am August 12, 2020 Permalink

    Where does anything say UK is Top Two?

  6. nocode96
    11:33 am August 12, 2020 Permalink

    I think he is replying to the tweet that says “has UK in his top 5” by saying “top 2” is this guy saying we are in his top 2. At least I believe that’s how KSR sees this tweet, and after reading it several times, I think I agree.

    • ClutchCargo
      11:56 am August 12, 2020 Permalink

      It’s a poorly written article, but I think you’re right. Seems like a click bait headline until you read the tweets.

  7. BigBluSoTru
    11:45 am August 12, 2020 Permalink

    Playing with us

  8. SADmaninKy
    3:32 pm August 12, 2020 Permalink

    Maybe he is impressed with the success of Zadarius and Josh in the League?