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 did grow up a Louisville fan — his high school is practically across the street from the UofL campus.
“I would say at one point I was a Louisville fan but at one point I was also a Kentucky fan,” Robbins said. “In Louisville, half the people are Louisville fans, half Kentucky fans. But right now I can’t be a fan of anybody.
“I just want to find school that I find feel comfortable with the coaching staff, how I fit into the offense or defense, like the campus life as well as the academics, networking connections and student body.”