With offers from several schools, including home state programs UCF, South Florida, Florida State and also North Carolina, Kentucky wasn't expecting to get Gainer's signature. In fact, Gainer hasn't even taken an official visit to Kentucky.
"I went up there once in the summer on an unofficial visit," said Gainer. "I'm going for my official next weekend," he said.
Most people thought that Central Florida had Gainer locked up, but he changed his mind at the last minute. "You can get a good education up there," he said. "They are building a good tradition at Kentucky."
So how does it feel for Gainer to be a Wildcat? "It feels good, you know? Some of my teammates signed to go places too. It just feels good for us to all go to college," he said.
As a junior Gainer rushed for 1644 yards and 17 touchdowns for Miami Central (Fl.), a member of the largest classification in Florida. As a senior, he rushed for almost 1500 yards and 19 touchdowns. The 6-foot, 200-pound back has room to add more weight and keep his 4.45 speed intact and become the running back Kentucky has been hoping for in each of the last several recruiting classes.
"I think my size and speed are my best assets," he said. "I want to work on my speed more, though. And my agility and footwork too," he finished.
Gainer is rated the number 37 running back and a three-star prospect according to Scout.com.
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