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Kentucky trending for 3 high-profile in-state football recruits

Kentucky is riding high on the field and on the recruiting trail.

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Kentucky is looking to add to its 2019 football recruiting class, and that may be coming in the form of JJ Weaver, Milton Wright, and Shawnkel Knight-Goff.

According to the latest 247 Sports crystal ball projections, UK is trending for all three major recruits with a flurry of predictions coming in since last week.

Weaver is a 6-6, 240 pound defensive end from Moore Traditional School in Louisville. Weaver is rated a four-star prospect by 24/7, the 313th national prospect, and the 6th-rated prospect in Kentucky, trailing UK target Wandale Robinson. with his list being trimmed down to Kentucky, Miami, Louisville, Purdue, and Cincinnati.

Weaver just took his official visit to Kentucky and was able to see a rocking Kroger Field crowd cheer on the Cats to a 24-10 win over the Gamecocks and a 5-0 start. He also took an unofficial visit on September 1st to the Central Michigan game. Weaver has an official visit schedule to Miami for October 5th. Kentucky currently holds 80% of the picks to Louisville’s 20%.

Wright is a 6-3, 200 pound wide receiver who also hails from Louisville, playing his high school ball at the Christian Academy of Louisville. Wright is rated a four-star recruit, at a 92 overall rating by 247. Wright is considered the 200th ranked national player and the 3rd ranked player in the state of Kentucky, one spot ahead of Wandale Robinson.

Wright’s offer list is rather impressive, with a final list of Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio State, Louisville, and Purdue. He has yet to take an official visit to any school, but has taken some un-official visits. Louisville has 50% of the votes on the crystal ball, but Kentucky has been rapidly gaining ground and is now considered to be the favorite by expert Steve Wiltfong.

The last of the three in-state recruits is Shawnkel Knight-Goff, who plays at Doss Magnet Career Academy in Louisville. Knight-Goff is a 6-4, 210 pound defensive end who is rated as a three-star prospect by 24/7, the 654th nationally ranked recruit, and the 9th overall recruit in the state of Kentucky.

Knight-Goff is seemingly down to two schools; Kentucky and Louisville. He originally committed to Mark Stoops and the Wildcats back in May, only to decommit two weeks later. It seems with Kentucky’s latest success, Knight-Goff is considering re-committing to the Wildcats. Kentucky and Louisville are currently tied at 50% each for Knight-Goff’s crystal ball projections.