Gavin Wimsatt is a name that you will need to know in the 2022 recruiting cycle as Scott Satterfield and company attempt to build their strongest class yet.
The Class of 2022 quarterback is a native of Kentucky and is the highest ranked quarterback the state has seen since former Louisville star Brian Brohm came out of Trinity High School in Louisville back in 2004. This is a once in a generation type of quarterback in the state.
The 6’3″ 200-pound dual threat is down to nine schools as of Friday night. Louisville made the cut.
Wimsatt is an elite recruit nationally
While the likes of Alabama, Georgia, and Clemson did not make his list, make no mistake; Wimsatt is an elite national recruit in the 2022 cycle.
247 Sports lists Wimsatt as the No. 40 overall player in 2022. He’s the No. 2 dual threat quarterback in the country, and the No. 1 overall player in Kentucky.
Here is what 247 Sports national writer Charles Power had to say about him last July:
Has prototypical stature for the position and a well-proportioned build at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds. Doubles as a standout on the basketball court and shows some above the rim ability on the hardwood. Transfers that athleticism over to the field and is a smooth and fluid mover both as a passer and a run threat. Has a natural, easy throwing motion with the ability to deliver from multiple arm slots and platforms. Shows the instincts and feet to feel and react to pressure within the pocket. Has a strong arm for this stage in his development and can generate velocity to drive the ball downfield and into tight windows. Presents one of the more dynamic rushing threats we’ve seen from a top quarterback early on in the 2022 cycle and has a long stride once in the open field. Played well in his sophomore season, leading his team to a deep playoff run while proving to be productive as a passer and runner. Will benefit from continued live reps and improving his turnover rate and overall efficiency. Has the look of a high ceiling type at quarterback within the 2022 cycle. Projects as a Power Five starter with the upside to develop into an early round NFL Draft pick.
Certainly, Louisville has developed a system of utilizing dual threats consistently so getting a player with a strong arm and dynamic athleticism on the field is certainly something that Satterfield and the coaches are intrigued by.
How can Louisville secure one of their best commitments ever?
Well, it won’t be easy. Despite the fact that Wimsatt goes to school less than two hours down the I-64 from Louisville’s campus, Wimsatt is going to be heavily sought after.
New quarterbacks coach Pete Thomas will have to get to work on establishing a strong relationship with Wimsatt as soon as possible. If he can work his way into the recruitment, Louisville at least gives themselves a chance.
The Cardinals will have to duke it out against local strongholds Kentucky and Notre Dame. That will be a tough beat for Louisville but it is certainly at least a possibility after being in Wimsatt’s top nine.
Nationally, Ole Miss and Oregon are tough to compete against from a quarterback production standpoint. The Rebels may not have consistently good records, but they do put quarterbacks in the league. Of course, Oregon just put Justin Herbert in the NFL as well.
Louisville will need to get him on campus when they can and securing an official visit will be of utmost importance.
Currently, Wimsatt does not have any predictions on the 247 Sports “crystal ball” which likely means that no team has a firm lead on the recruitment at this time.
Can Louisville secure the commitment of a generational in-state prospect?