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Goodwin is an elite tackle recruit.

Syndication: Louisville Matt Stone, Louisville Courier Journal

Kentucky has seemed to be the heavy favorite to hold onto top-30 prospect Kiyaunta Goodwin for their 2022 recruiting class.

The Wildcats’ Vince Marrow has led the recruiting efforts, and based on his track record, Kentucky should be on the odds-on favorite to sign the uniquely talented offensive linemen.

Goodwin stands 6-foot-8, 340 pounds, and is the biggest recruit (yes, literally as well) Kentucky is targeting for next fall.

Marrow was with Goodwin on Thursday, just one day after Goodwin told The Courier Journal’s Jon Hale that there wasn’t a true leader in his recruitment. While the young star could simply be leaving all of his options open, that statement won’t exactly make Big Blue Nation feel at-ease.

One aspect Kentucky has going for them is the success of Darian Kinnard over the last two seasons. Kinnard could have easily left for the NFL Draft a year ago but instead returned to school where he’s now arguably the best offensive tackle in the country.

Goodwin has an excellent chance to follow right in Kinnard’s footsteps and develop his talents at one of the best offensive line programs across the country.

The 247 Sports Expert Averages still have Kentucky at a 93.3% prediction rate, with Ohio State lurking at 6.7%. While that Ohio State percentage is acknowledged, it should be noted that prediction came back in October of 2020 with Kentucky being the undisputed choice since then.

What’s your prediction for Goodwin’s future? Will he wear Big Blue for Kentucky or will another program swoop in last minute to lock up the top-25 prospect?

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Louisville AD Vince Tyra submits letter of resignation - Kentucky Sports Radio

Has life for Cardinals fans ever been this bad?

UK needs Goodwin to pay attention to honors Kinnard has earned - Vaught’s Views

How awesome would this be for the Wildcats?

UK LB Trevin Wallace makes SEC All-Freshman Team - Kentucky Sports Radio

Bright future for this young man.

State of the Roster - Cats Illustrated

What will the Wildcats look like next fall?

Boston lights up Boston, honors Terrence Clarke - Kentucky Sports Radio

Such a special moment for the former Wildcat.

Pat McAfee, FanDuel strike massive sponsorship deal - USA Today

$30 million per year — intense.

The real Rupp Arena attendance numbers are alarming - Kentucky Sports Radio

Something needs to change.

Can LBJ and Westbrook prove they can build a winner together in L.A.? - ESPN

How many years does Lebron have left?

UK’s offensive line is a finalist for the Joe Moore Award - Kentucky Sports Radio

Offensive Line University.

Texans waive LB Cunningham who signed $58M extension in 2020 - Yahoo!

The Texans continue to Texan.