BY LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow certainly is making his presence known in the Bluegrass since taking over as lead recruiter in Kentucky like he has been for Ohio since his arrival at UK with coach Mark Stoops.
Doss defensive end Shawnkel Knight-Goff verbally committed to UK last week. Knight-Goff also played running back at Doss last year and had scholarship offers from Louisville, Purdue, Cincinnati, Indiana and others. Knight-Goff was at UK’s Blue-White Game in April and had also made other visits to Kentucky.
Marrow is also making a big push in Louisville with running back Aidan Robbins of Manual, defensive end J.J. Weaver of Moore and athlete Milton Wright of Louisville Christian. Wright has an offer from Alabama among his list of big-time schools while Weaver has Georgia, Miami and many other offers as well. Robbins has over 20 offers, including four in the Southeastern Conference.
Robbins said Marrow has made it clear to him that he’s a recruiting priority just like Weaver and Wright also are.
“I grew up with all these guys,” Robbins said. “Coach Marrow really likes us all a lot. He really wants us all of us at Kentucky and has made that clear to us.”
Robbins wasn’t surprised that Knight-Goff committed to UK. He said the two had been talking about it for weeks.
“That is my buddy. He is a freak of nature,” Robbins said about Knight-Goff. “Kentucky got a good one in him. He’s 6-4, 210 and can move. He plays basketball and runs track. He’s fast, big and strong. He’s really good. I have known him since about sixth grade. It doesn’t surprise me he did it. I just didn’t think he was going to commit this soon.”