4-Star DT Travonte Valentine has become an important target for the UK coaching staff following a weekend that started with Valentine being a Miami commitment and ending with a de-commitment to the ‘Canes and a plan to visit both Kentucky and LSU before Signing Day.
Josh Helmholdt interviewed the former UofL, Florida, and Miami commit (woah) about his decision to re-re-re-open his recruitment and what schools he will be looking at before February 5th rolls around. Unfortunately, you must be a Rivals member to view the entire article, but one segment in particular will intrigue the Big Blue Faithful.
This week’s Army Bowl experience also put Valentine around Kentucky commits and those considering Wildcats, like quarterback Drew Barker and defensive tackle Matt Elam. What they told Valentine has piqued the Florida defensive tackle’s interest in Kentucky.
“They talked to me and said to come join the family at Kentucky,” Valentine said. “They are trying to grow a program and run things over there.”
I don’t want to read into too much of what a 17-18 year old kid says regarding his recruitment, but you may notice that he did use the word “they” more than once. All I know is that my head is a pretzel right now.