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Former Kentucky OL, Top 100 recruit Kiyaunta Goodwin commits to Florida

Andrew Graham01/25/23
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Former Kentucky offensive lineman Kiyaunta Goodwin committed to Florida out of the NCAA Transfer Portal. Goodwin will have multiple years of eligibility remaining.

Goodwin had been at Kentucky for one season, where he played on special teams. Absent a larger role and amid some offensive struggles and roster turnover, Goodwin opted to head for the transfer portal.

Goodwin played high school football at Charlestown (Indiana) High School, where he was a four-star prospect. He was the No. 55 overall recruit in the 2022 cycle, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

He chose Kentucky over Michigan State out of high school and had suitors that included Louisville, Ohio State, Georgia, Michigan, Alabama, Texas A&M, Florida State, Florida and a bevy of other schools. Goodwin was highly coveted then, and was likely similar sought-after in the transfer portal during this cycle, giving his combination of size, talent and youth.

Goodwin took a visit to Florida late in January

One of the best offensive linemen from the 2022 recruiting class went back on the market when Kentucky freshman Kiyaunta Goodwin entered the NCAA Transfer Portal in December. Now, he’s apparently set to take a visit to an SEC East foe: Florida.

The news of the visit was first reported by Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports. Goodwin has been in the transfer portal since Dec. 16, after a limited role on special teams as a true freshman at Kentucky.

Goodwin was a four-star prospect out playing at Charlestown (Indiana) High School, just across the Kentucky border. He was the No. 55 player in the 2022 class, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.