Ben Roberts

Oct 232014
 
Swanigan

Swanigan

UK Coach John Calipari and five-star recruit Caleb Swanigan have been seeing a lot of each other lately.

The latest visit came Monday, when Calipari and UK assistant coach Barry “Slice” Rohrssen traveled to Fort Wayne, Ind., to see Swanigan participate in an open gym at his high school.

It was at least the third time in the past few weeks that UK’s coaches have met with Swanigan, who took an unofficial visit to Lexington earlier this month and hosted Calipari, Rohrssen and Kenny Payne for an in-home visit in September.

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Two UK football commitments in updated ESPN 300

 Posted by at 10:58 PM on October 22, 2014  No Responses »
Oct 222014
 
Marcus Walker

Marcus Walker

Eli Brown

Eli Brown

ESPN updated its football player rankings for the class of 2015 on Wednesday, and two UK commitments made the Top 300.

Four-star safety Marcus Walker is the Cats’ highest-rated commitment at No. 208. He’s considered the No. 15 safety in the nation and No. 37 prospect from the state of Florida.

In-state star Eli Brown is the No. 237 overall recruit and No. 15 outside linebacker in the ESPN rankings. The Warren East standout is also the No. 2 player from Kentucky, behind Madison Southern star Damien Harris.

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Top UK football target to announce Wednesday

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Oct 222014
 
Kengera Daniel

Kengera Daniel

Three-star defensive end Kengera Daniel will end his recruitment with a college announcement Wednesday night.

Daniel, a 6-foot-6, 250-pound prospect from Raleigh, N.C., has emerged as one of UK’s top recruiting targets in recent months. He also listed Alabama, Louisville, North Carolina State and Virginia as possible college destinations.

Rivals.com ranks Daniel as the No. 16 weak-side defensive end in the class of 2015 and the No. 15 overall prospect from North Carolina. He took an official visit to UK and saw the Cats’ upset victory over South Carolina earlier this month.

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Oct 212014
 
Marcus Lewis

Marcus Lewis

UK football fans got a double dose of good news from the Rivals.com recruiting crew Tuesday night.

First, Rivals analyst Adam Friedman reported that four-star cornerback Marcus Lewis will take an official visit to Kentucky before making his college decision. Then, Rivals national analyst Mike Farrell tweeted that he considers UK the favorite in Lewis’ recruitment.

Lewis — a 6-foot prospect from Washington, D.C. — has already been committed to Florida and Virginia Tech, though he is currently uncommitted. He also has scholarship offers from Michigan, Miami, Oregon, Georgia and Notre Dame, among others. Lewis took an official visit to Washington State earlier this month.

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Oct 202014
 
Isaiah Briscoe

Isaiah Briscoe

247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer changed his “Crystal Ball” pick for Isaiah Briscoe on Monday night.

Meyer had been predicting Briscoe would be a Kentucky Wildcat. Now, he says the five-star point guard from New Jersey will choose St. John’s, the school that hosted Briscoe for midnight madness over the weekend.

The new prediction was accompanied by a tweet from Meyer: “A lot of of buzz out of New York that Isaiah Briscoe is close to committing to St. John’s. One to track.”

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Oct 202014
 
Blakeney

Blakeney

Five-star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney was unable to make his planned trip to UK last Friday for Big Blue Madness. Instead, the Florida native will be in Lexington in a couple of weeks for an official visit.

Blakeney told Scout.com’s Evan Daniels that he will take his official visit to UK on the weekend of Nov. 1. The 6-foot-3 guard took an official visit to Missouri earlier this month and has one planned for Louisiana State in November.

He has also used an official visit to see Louisville, the school he committed to in early September before backing out of that pledge 11 days later. The Cardinals are no longer recruiting Blakeney.

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Oct 202014
 
Swanigan

Swanigan

UK Coach John Calipari was back on the road Monday after hosting several top recruits for Big Blue Madness over the weekend.

Calipari’s first post-Madness stop is Fort Wayne, Ind., where he’s scheduled to see five-star power forward Caleb Swanigan. Homestead (Ind.) Coach Chris Johnson told the Herald-Leader that the team is holding an open gym at the school Monday.

Swanigan hosted Calipari for an in-home visit in September and was in Lexington last week for an unofficial visit to Kentucky.

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Oct 202014
 
Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown

Simmons

Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown and Malik Newman are the top three basketball prospects in the class of 2015, according to the newly updated Recruiting Services Consensus Index.

The RSCI compiles player rankings from several major recruiting services to form one consensus ranking. (Check out final RSCI Top 100s dating back to 1998 here).

Simmons, a 6-foot-9 power forward committed to Louisiana State, is rated No. 1 by four of the six recruiting services used in the RSCI. Brown and Skal Labissiere — both UK targets — top the other two lists.

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