The global pandemic has changed just about every facet of the sporting world that occurs outside of the lines of play.
From the very beginning, college sports fans knew that the recruiting game was going to change in a major way.
Nearly a year later, and many of the impacts are just beginning to be felt for members of the classes of 2022 and 2023.
The Commonwealth currently has a thriving nucleus of legitimate Division-I football prospects. Recent recruiting cycles have produced more depth and highly-ranked players than the state is used to seeing.
Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats have absolutely benefited from the in-state talent securing several key commitments.
Another Kentuckian to keep you eye on is a four star prospect out of Corbin.
Treyveon Longmire is a 2022 four star do-it-all superstar that holds over 20 scholarship offers.
His recruitment is a text book example of how the abnormality of COVID protocols could impact a players’ ultimate decision on where they play in college — at least for the next few recruiting cycles or until the traditional schedule resumes.
However there is still numerous schools in contention.
Recently Corbin’s head coach, Tom Greer, spoke with Kentucky Sports Radio and put it about as simply as you can.
“How can you choose those schools when a Oklahoma has offered you and you’ve not even had a chance to get there and sit with the coaches and really see their operation?” Greer said.
In addition, Longmire himself also spoke with KSR and said that the four schools at the top of his list included Kentucky, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Tennessee.
You can only assume that geography will help the Cats as they pursue Longmire over the next year or so. He’s already visited campus once and with the uncertainty surrounding travel he likely will not get the opportunity to see as many places as he’d like.
It’s great to see the talent that Kentucky high school football is producing on a consistent basis.
Could Longmire be another bluegrass addition?