Gavin Wimsatt is listed as a top-100 prospect for a reason.
The Owensboro (Ky.) High senior quarterback sits at No. 91 overall in the 247 Sports Composite Rankings while being the No. 10 ranked quarterback in the class of 2022. Greg Schiano pulled off his biggest recruiting coup to date when he beat out Kentucky for Wimsatt when the 6-foot-3 quarterback committed to playing in the Big Ten for the Scarlet Knights on April 9.
— Gavin Wimsatt (@GavinWimsatt) April 9, 2021
Even with the recruiting all but in the rearview mirror, the quarterback development never stops. Elite 11 is a quarterback competition for prep stars across the country. The finalists are picked after a handful of regional camps to determine who is the top quarterback in high school football before their senior seasons begin. Some previous winners include Justin Fields, Tua Tagovailoa, Jameis Winston, and Aaron Murray.
Wimsatt was named a finalist for this year’s haul.
The Official Class of 2022 Elite 11 Finalists!
— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) June 9, 2021
No. 1 overall recruit and Ohio State commit Quinn Ewers headlines the list followed by Clemson commit Cade Klubnik, Alabama commit Ty Simpson, and Texas commit Maalik Murphy. Former Kentucky target and current Penn State commit Drew Allar also made the cut. The competition will be stiff for Wimsatt when the final event takes place later this summer.
Kentucky signed three-star quarterback Kaiya Sheron in the class of 2021 and is going to give four-star athlete Destin Wade a chance to play quarterback when he arrives on campus in 2022. However, the Wildcats are on the hunt for a quarterback in the class of 2023 while keeping all options open in the transfer portal after recently adding both Joey Gatewood and Will Levis from other programs.
However, the coaching staff went all-in on the Wimsatt recruitment and missed out on the blue-chipper. Now Liam Coen and the program must fix the passing offense to prove that Kentucky is a place where a high-caliber quarterback prospect can thrive and make it to the NFL.