One of the top in-state recruits in the Class of 2022 is Owensboro High School quarterback Gavin Wimsatt.
Wimsatt is a 6-3, 200-pound dual-threat quarterback out of Owensboro, Kentucky who currently holds offers from TCU, Missouri, Louisville, Cincinnati. and Kentucky. 247 Sports ranks him fourth overall in the state for 2022 in addition to being the sixth-best duel-threat quarterback.
This past season, Wimsatt threw for 2,792 passing yards and 31 touchdown while rushing for 564 yards and 12 more scores. He Owensboro to a 12-2 record until they lost to Frederick Douglass 28-17 in the Class 5A State Semifinals.
I was able to speak with Wimsatt to get a brief update on his recruitment.
You just received an offer from Kentucky, what does that mean to you?
Wimsatt: It means a lot as an in-state kid because a lot of people in my city dream of going to UK to play football.
Who at UK has been your lead recruiter?
Wimsatt: Coach (Mark) Perry was main recruiter at first. Then I started talking to coach (Darin) Hinshaw more.
How has dealing with the recruiting process been different with the whole COVID-19 shutdown?
Wimsatt: It’s been pretty difficult because I haven’t been able to go on visits and the coaches can’t come see me for spring practice.
What about Kentucky has stood out to you?
Wimsatt: The atmosphere is great, and they make it feel like home. Their facilities at Kentucky are also top tier.
Thanks to Wimsatt for the interview. Check out some highlights of his junior season: