A state of Kentucky high school athlete is foregoing the remainder of his high school career.
Former Kentucky target and Owensboro High School quarterback Gavin Wimsatt is leaving Owensboro early to enroll early at Rutgers, according to Kentucky Sports Radio.
Kentucky was heavily recruiting Wimsatt but ultimately, he decided to leave the state of Kentucky and take his talents to Rutgers.
Matt Jones later added that by “early” he means now as in Friday night’s 49-42 win over Daviess County was the final high school game that Wimsatt will play in.
By early, I mean now....as in tonight was his last game https://t.co/H3KrzgEzlY— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) September 4, 2021
The 6-foot-3 quarterback is taking advantage of the new name, image, and likeness rules as he is expected to sign a 6 figure NIL deal once he enrolls.
Wimsatt is currently ranked as a 4-star and is the No. 11 overall quarterback in his class and is the No. 1 overall player in the state of Kentucky, according to 247 Sports. However, Wimsatt is expected to be eligible for the 2021 season after arriving at Rutgers.
I think that this is something we are going to start seeing more of from the elite high school recruits as they want to start taking advantage of NIL deals as soon as possible. Unless the KHSAA decides to allow them to sign deals while in high school.