Kentucky very much in the mix for 3-star OT Drew Bobo following June visits
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Kentucky very much in the mix for 3-star OT Drew Bobo following June visits

Article written by:Zack GeogheganZack Geoghegan

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<small>(Photo courtesy of Drew Bobo)<small>
[caption id="attachment_357572" align="aligncenter" width="1574"] (Photo courtesy of Drew Bobo)[/caption] This past weekend was an important one for the future of the Big Blue Wall. Four different offensive line prospects were in Lexington for official visits during that time, with one of them, Nikolas Hall, going so far as to commit to Kentucky during his trip. Hall is a three-star recruit from the class of 2022 and the son of former Wildcat star Antonio Hall. The other three offensive linemen from the class of 2022 to see UK over the weekend, Grayson Morgan, Hunter Mclain, and Drew Bobo, however, still need some time to mull over their options before pulling the trigger on a potential decision. Kentucky was the final official visit for Bobo, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound three-star offensive tackle who currently plays down at Auburn High School in Auburn, Alabama. He took three OVs during the month of June, starting at Georgia Tech before heading to Virginia and finishing up at Kentucky. In between those trips, he made unofficial visits to both Georgia and Auburn. For those that don't know, Auburn plays a special role in the recruitment of Bobo. Drew's father, Mike Bobo, is currently the offensive coordinator for the Tigers after spending the previous season at South Carolina. Many have assumed that if Drew were to receive an offer from Auburn and his dad, the Tigers would automatically become the team to beat. And while Auburn did get a last-second visit addition before immediately extending a scholarship in early June, Bobo's recruitment is far from decided. Part of that reasoning actually goes back to when the Bobo family lived in South Carolina. At the same time Mike Bobo was there, Kentucky's current offensive line coach, Eric Wolford, was fulfilling the offensive line position on the Gamecocks' staff from 2017-20. Wolford got to know Drew quite well during that time and the relationship has spilled over to Wolford's new job at Kentucky--the two have even vacationed together. Funny enough, Mike Bobo accompanied his son on his visit to Kentucky, chatting it up with his friend Eric Wolford in the process. Mike Bobo wasn't there as a football coach, though. He was there as a dad. "He just wanted to do the trip as a dad, not really a football coach," Bobo told KSR on Tuesday. "When we were in the meeting with Coach Wolf, obviously they coached together last year at South Carolina so they talked about football stuff during that. But really he was just trying to be a dad throughout the whole visit and him being at Auburn, he says shouldn't affect my college decision and it should be whatever college I feel is the best fit for me and I shouldn't choose based on where he is or not, is what he says." The relationship between Drew Bobo and Wolford has been blossoming for roughly a year now and the two still communicate regularly. During portions of Bobo's visit to UK, he went over film and conversed with Wolford while also meeting head coach Mark Stoops for the first time in person. In Bobo's own words, it sounds like Stoops wants him on the future roster. "It was really nice getting to talk to him," Bobo said about his conversation with Stoops. "It was him asking me what my plan is for when I'm going to make a decision and if they're included in my top schools. I'm going to make a decision in probably July and I can tell you they definitely are. I enjoyed the visit and I'm still going to consider them after it. He just said they want me there and we got to talking about different stuff." Bobo hasn't announced a top five or top eight list of schools to his social media pages and doesn't intend to, but he did tell KSR that the programs he's visited this month--Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Virginia, and Kentucky--were his top five leaders at the moment. Bobo would prefer to make his final decision sometime next month in July in order to have a clear mind heading into his senior football season, where he intends on winning a state title. "I want to win a state championship, that's my goal and I think that's our team's goal, too, because we have a bunch of good players this year. They lost in it last year and we have a bunch of good players and I think we have a chance. That's probably my biggest goal," Bobo said. "I feel like if I get the commitment out of the way and don't have a bunch of other stuff to think about, it'll help me a lot more."

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2022-01-17