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Lamar Goods decommits from UK and picks Florida

Football recruiting is a roller coaster.



Lamar Goods has officially committed to Florida.

That’s probably the last we’ll hear of UK recruiting Goods.

Less than three months after announcing his commitment to play for the Kentucky Wildcats, 2020 defensive tackle Lamar Goods has now decommitted and has reopened his recruitment.

Goods is a four-star defensive lineman that is ranked as the No. 30 defensive tackle in the country, according to 247 Sports composite rankings. He currently has offers from Florida, Georgia, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia, among others. The main threat at this point is Florida, as he had a visit down there this weekend and is getting predictions in the 247 Sports crystal ball.

While Kentucky fans should feel good about the recent wave of commitments and have faith when defensive coordinator Brad White is handling a recruitment, like he was for Goods, Dan Mullen getting face time with the Canadian native could not have helped Kentucky’s situation.

Originally from Canada, Goods is currently playing his high school ball for St. Thomas More High School in Oakdale, Connecticut. He had three 247 Sports crystal ball predictions come in over the last week, and all of those have been for the Gators. So the writing has been on the wall for this move.

Does this mean Goods is destined to be a Gator and will not give Kentucky another look? Maybe. But given the current state of football commitments, a big win in Kroger Field in September when the Wildcats host the Florida Gators could turn the tide a bit.

While there is certainly a need for Goods in the defensive line rotation, and he would definitely be in line for playing time, even if he does not end up at Kentucky I am sure that Mark Stoops and company have other targets in mind that could slide ride into his spot.

Did you ever believe there would be a day when a 4-star decommitting from Kentucky Football would not be a devastating loss?