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Louisville (Ky.) Doss weak-side defensive end Shawnkel Knight-Goff (6-foot-4, 210) slipped into Lexington this week for an official visit with the Wildcats.

"Enjoying My Official Visits University of Kentucky! BBN just showing love as always," Knight-Goff wrote on Twitter.

Knight-Goff committed to Kentucky May 18 and decommitted less than two weeks later. The 247Sports Crystal Ball has swung heavily in favor of Louisville but it is too soon to count out tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow. The 247Sports Crystal Ball is 86-percent in favor of Louisville and 14-percent in favor of Kentucky.

The Bluegrass State talent is rated a .8688 in the 247Sports Composite and is considered the nation's No. 43 weak-side defensive end.

The defensive end holds additional offers from Louisville, Indiana, Iowa State, Purdue, Miami (Ohio) and Cincinnati. He recently took unofficial visits to Louisville, Indiana and Notre Dame in addition to Kentucky.

Official visit season has started earlier than usual because of the early signing period in college football. A year ago, the NCAA instituted a rule that allows high school prospects to sign in December regardless of whether or not they intend to graduate and enroll early. The Kentucky coaching staff has already hosted several prospects for official visits: Flint (Mich.) Carman-Ainsworth strong-side defensive end Michael Fletcher, River Rouge (Mich.) weak-side defensive end Ruke Orhorhoro, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons tight end Nikolas Ognenovic, Charlotte (N.C.) Country Day offensive tackle Triston Miller, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons cornerback Jaden Davis, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons strong-side defensive end Braylen Ingraham and Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson outside linebacker Tra Wilkins.

UK holds commitments from Tifton (Ga.) Tift County linebacker KD McDaniel, Springfield (Ohio) safetyMoses Douglass, Nicholasville (Ky.) West Jessamine offensive guard Eli Cox, Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley cornerback Jalen Geiger, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons quarterback Nik Scalzo, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas offensive tackle Jake Pope, Jones County Community College outside linebacker Marquez Bembry and Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson outside linebacker Tra Wilkins.

The current lone in-state commitment comes from Cox. Kentucky did not have an in-state signee in the 2018 recruiting class. Knight-Goff is part of a loaded in-state recruiting class that includes Louisville (Ky.) Trinity weak-side defensive end Stephen Herron Jr. (Michigan), Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren defensive tackle Jacob Lacey (Notre Dame), Christian Academy of Louisville (Ky.) wide receiver Milton Wright, Georgetown (Ky.) Scott County offensive tackle Byran Hudson (Virginia Tech), Glasgow (Ky.) offensive tackle Tanner Bowles (Alabama), Louisville (Ky.) Moore strong-side defensive end JJ Weaver, Frankfort (Ky.) Western Hills running back Wandale Robinson, Louisville (Ky.) Ballard inside linebacker Jared Casey, Louisville (Ky.) Butler wide receiver Demontae Crumes and Louisville (Ky.) DuPont Manual running back Aidan Robbins (Louisville).