Valliant’s Kenny Golston has emerged as one of Oklahoma’s biggest risers in the 2026 class, picking up a pair of NCAA Division I offers in recent weeks as he gears up for a big offseason.
Blessed with big size at 6’1, 217-pounds, Golston has terrific speed and athleticism as he recorded a laser timed 4.78 40-yard dash and 103 inch broad jump as a ninth grader last spring at the Six Star Football Oklahoma Showcase.
He followed with a strong performance at TheFINALS last May and had a strong showing as a sophomore at the varsity level, showcasing a rare combination of strength, power and speed. He picked up his first NCAA Division I offer from UNLV on Dec. 21 and added his first Power 5 offer from Washington State a few days later.
Six Star Football recently caught up with Golston and asked him about the recruiting process and his offseason.
Six Star — Tell people who haven’t seen you play about your game, strengths as a player –
Kenny – My strength of player is my explosion it really helps me in some conditions I just have to learn how to use it more, another thing is my feet and my competitiveness I want to succeed in everything I do.
Six Star —What were some things you were focused on during the offseason –
Kenny – mainly working on the basic and my feet and getting my lower body and upper body more stronger.
Six Star —Tell us about your offers from Washington State and UNLV. Who are the coaches that you have been talking to and what are your impressions of the programs.
Kenny – I feel really good dream come true. And it really makes me want to work real harder on my craft. I talked to them thru my trainer Sean cooper and can’t wait until August to be able to build more relationships.
Six Star — Anyone in particular that you have looked up to or patterned your game after as a player? Kenny – Derrick Henry he was my dream player ever sense I started watching the NFL.
Six Star —What are some things you are focused on this off-season?
Kenny – getting my hands better and getting quicker feet.
Six Star — Hobbies outside of football 8. What was your experience like at the 6Star Football Showcase you attended:
Kenny – Basketball baseball and track, powerlifting, math.8. It was my first ever football camp and was very difficult at first but I got used to it and just played ball like I was made to do.