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Kentucky is considered the early favorite for quarterback Gavin Wimsatt. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound prospect already has offers from the likes of Louisville, West Virginia, Nebraska and Virginia Tech.

Before we share the interview, we would like to take a moment to thank Mr. Wimsatt for both his time and thoughtful answers. He has been skyrocketing up the prep rankings and assuredly has many local requests on his time. Hailing from Owensboro, the home state star is a focal point for the Wildcats, Cardinals and Western Kentucky.

A 2022 prospect, Wimsatt is a 4-star dual-threat quarterback and top-50 national prospect, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

The Transcript

Q1: First off, can I ask, who from the Kentucky staff do you feel you’ve made a connection with any?
Wimsatt: I feel like I’ve made a connection with some of the staff.

Q2: How has the novel coronavirus impacted your recruitment, if at all?
Wimsatt: The coronavirus has stopped me from going to camps and things.

Q3: What team do you feel is recruiting you the hardest?
Wimsatt: I feel like all the schools are recruiting pretty good.

Q4: What did it mean to you to get your fourth star this week and bumped to No. 37 overall by the 247Sports Composite?
Wimsatt: I feel like it was just a reward for the hard work that I’ve been putting in.

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Q5: What are your goals for this season, if the KHSAA decides to have a season?
Wimsatt: My main goal is to win a state championship.

Q6: What are you looking for in a college?
Wimsatt: A good education and a place that makes me feel at home.

Q7: What makes you tick? What makes Gavin Wimsatt go?
Wimsatt: I love the competition and when the game is tight, I know I have to do whatever it takes to win.

Q8: Tell me something you love about Owensboro and your high school.
Wimsatt: I love the chemistry we all have and the love that the community and team have for each other.

Q9: This question will decide it for Owensboro folks: Old Hickory, Moonlite, or Ole South?
Wimsatt: Definitely Old Hickory; they have the best barbecue in Owensboro.

As you can tell, this young phenom is going to be fun to watch wherever he might land. However, he was more than comfortable sharing his love of his hometown and barbecue.

This interview was conducted by James Macy. Macy is a contributor for Fifth Quarter Kentucky.