The Kentucky Wildcats could be losing a football commit from their 2019 recruiting class.
Four-star safety Keontra Smith committed to Kentucky in June 2017, but now, all of the momentum is trending toward Smith flipping to the Miami Hurricanes.
Smith, ranked as the 13th safety in the class according to 247 Sports, isn’t ruling out Kentucky despite the momentum.
“It’s going tough right now, but I’m trying to get back up there for my official visit,” Smith told Miami Diehards. “Other than that, I talk with the coaches not a lot, but a little bit.”
Smith has visited Miami multiple times, and The U is close to his high school of Chaminade-Madonna Prep.
“Smith never got up to Lexington, Ky., for spring practice,” wrote David Wilson of Miami Diehards. “Instead, he visited Miami multiple times and took an official visit to Michigan the weekend of April 14. The defensive back from Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory School in Hollywood has constantly hinted at an impending announcement. Smith told DieHards that it’s still the case.”
Smith received the Miami offer a couple months ago, and he said it was a “gamechanger” at the time.
If Kentucky can get Smith on campus, maybe they will be able to secure him for the 2019 class. If not, it seems like Miami might be a no-brainer for Smith.
Hopefully, Mark Stoops and his staff can turn things around in this recruitment. They’ve battled back to hold on to high-profile recruits before, so don’t count them out here.