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Frank Gore Jr. offered a scholarship by UK

Could the Cats land the son of Frank Gore?

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The Kentucky Wildcats are pursuing the son of NFL star and soon-to-be Hall of Fame running back Frank Gore.

Frank Gore Jr., a running back for Killian High School in Miami, Florida received his first scholarship offer, and it was from Mark Stoops.

Frank Gore, who starred at the University of Miami (FL) from 2001-2004, is currently the oldest running back in the National Football League. Gore, who previously played for the San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts, signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins this offseason.

Gore Jr. is a 5’5”, 140-pound tailback who is beginning to emerge as breakout performer as he heads into his junior season at Killian. Gore Jr.’s father was not the biggest back in his time at college either. Gore was listed at 5’10”, 190-pounds during his four seasons at the U.

Gore Jr. doesn’t just play on offense for the Killian Cougars. Gore Jr. has lined up on the defensive side of the ball as well and played defensive back. Gore Jr. says that his best position is running back, but he prefers to play cornerback because he can “talk smack.”

If he’s as athletic as his father, he can probably play almost any skill position on the field. The elder-Gore is a five-time Pro Bowler, second-team All-Pro, and former National Champion (2001). Frank Gore has rushed for over 14,000 yards in his career with 94 total touchdowns.

We’ll see if the Cats get some competition in the coming months on the recruiting trail for Gore Jr.’s services. One thing is for sure, Kentucky has proven they can develop running backs.

You need look no further than the man in backfield this season, Benny Snell.