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Mac Jones lands another major scholarship offer

 Posted by at 9:45 PM on May 5, 2016  Comments Off on Mac Jones lands another major scholarship offer
May 052016
 
Mac Jones

Mac Jones

Four-star quarterback Mac Jones received a scholarship offer Thursday from California, a school he visited while on a West Coast trip with his family earlier this year.

Jones — a 6-foot-3 prospect from Jacksonville, Fla. — is ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 15 pro-style quarterback in the class of 2017. He was UK’s first commitment for next year and has repeatedly said that he remains solid to the Wildcats despite continued interest from other major programs.

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UK football commitment lands new Alabama offer

 Posted by at 9:40 PM on May 5, 2016  Comments Off on UK football commitment lands new Alabama offer
May 052016
 
James Hudson

James Hudson

Four-star defensive end James Hudson, a UK football commitment since last summer, received a scholarship offer from Alabama on Thursday.

Hudson — a 6-foot-5, 270-pound prospect from Toledo — is ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 7 strongside defensive end and No. 211 overall recruit nationally in the class of 2017. He also has scholarship offers from Michigan State, Penn State, Tennessee and several other top schools.

One of UK’s earliest commitments for next year, Hudson announced his pledge to the Wildcats on July 28, the same day as high school teammate and four-star running back Michael Warren. They’ll be eligible to sign with the Cats in February.

Alabama also offered UK quarterback commitment Mac Jones recently.

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Five-star shooting guard receives UK scholarship offer

 Posted by at 7:04 PM on May 4, 2016  Comments Off on Five-star shooting guard receives UK scholarship offer
May 042016
 
Lonnie Walker

Lonnie Walker

UK has targeted another top basketball prospect from the class of 2017, reaching out Wednesday with a scholarship offer to five-star shooting guard Lonnie Walker.

Walker — a 6-foot-5 prospect from Reading, Pa. — has received offers from Syracuse, UConn, Alabama and a few other schools over the past couple of weeks. MADEHoops.com first reported UK’s offer to Lawless on Wednesday.

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Fox is highest-rated UK signee in final Scout rankings

 Posted by at 12:26 PM on May 4, 2016  Comments Off on Fox is highest-rated UK signee in final Scout rankings
May 042016
 
De'Aaron Fox

De’Aaron Fox

De’Aaron Fox is the nation’s No. 2 point guard and UK’s highest-rated signee for the class of 2016, according to the final Scout.com rankings released Wednesday.

Fox ended the 2016 cycle as the No. 6 overall player in the class and the only future Wildcat in Scout’s top 10. Former UK target Markelle Fultz, a Washington signee, is the No. 1 point guard and No. 3 overall player in the rankings.

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All-state kicker will walk on for UK football team

 Posted by at 11:09 AM on May 4, 2016  Comments Off on All-state kicker will walk on for UK football team
May 042016
 
Tyler Pack

Tyler Pack

All-state football player Tyler Pack will walk on for the University of Kentucky as a kicker next season, the Cats’ Pause reported Wednesday.

Pack — a former standout at Johnson Central High School — was a second-team Associated Press all-state selection as a punter this past season. The Courier-Journal named him a first-team all-state kicker. He made just two field goals (and 52 extra points) as a senior, but Pack has a history of long kicks at the high school level.

As a sophomore, he set a state record with a 60-yard field goal. He also booted a state-record 89-yard punt this past season. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound specialist is ranked by ProKicker.com as the nation’s No. 5 kicker in the class of 2016.

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Former UK football commitment not considering Cats

 Posted by at 1:36 PM on May 2, 2016  Comments Off on Former UK football commitment not considering Cats
May 022016
 

Florida wide receiver Jermaine Eskridge provided the latest example of why fans should take early football commitments with a grain of salt Monday.

Eskridge — a 6-foot-3 prospect from Tampa, Fla. — committed to UK with much fanfare last July and then backed off of that pledge less than four months later. He released a new Top 10 list of schools Monday, and the Wildcats aren’t even on it.

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UK basketball target Porter Jr. visits SEC school

 Posted by at 11:41 PM on May 1, 2016  Comments Off on UK basketball target Porter Jr. visits SEC school
May 012016
 
Porter

Porter

Five-star small forward Michael Porter Jr. took an unofficial visit to Texas A&M over the weekend.

Porter — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Columbia, Mo. — is the No. 3 overall player in the class of 2017, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He has not narrowed his list of schools.

At the recent Nike event in Indianapolis, Porter said that he plans to cut his list to six or seven schools sometime soon and that UK would be on that shortened list.

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Class of 2018 basketball prospect lands UK offer

 Posted by at 8:59 PM on April 29, 2016  Comments Off on Class of 2018 basketball prospect lands UK offer
Apr 292016
 
Reddish

Reddish

Class of 2018 basketball prospect Cameron Reddish said Friday that he has received a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky.

Reddish — a 6-foot-7 wing from Norristown, Pa. — is ranked by ESPN as the No. 7 overall prospect nationally in the class. He is also a high school teammate of major UK recruiting target Mohamed Bamba, who is ranked as the No. 2 overall player in the class of 2017.

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Report: UK is no longer an option for Jarrett Allen

 Posted by at 2:28 PM on April 28, 2016  Comments Off on Report: UK is no longer an option for Jarrett Allen
Apr 282016
 
Allen

Allen

Five-star center Jarrett Allen is no longer considering Kentucky as a college destination, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.

Allen — a 6-foot-10 prospect from Austin, Texas — told the Herald-Leader at the McDonald’s All-American Game recently that UK Coach John Calipari was still in contact with him. It was clear then (and now) that the Wildcats were prioritizing fellow Texas center Marques Bolden as their final addition for the class of 2016, however.

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ESPN: UK’s Briscoe and Lee outside of draft range

 Posted by at 12:30 PM on April 28, 2016  Comments Off on ESPN: UK’s Briscoe and Lee outside of draft range
Apr 282016
 
Photo: Mark Cornelison | Herald-Leader

Photo: Mark Cornelison | Herald-Leader

The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NBA Draft has passed, and Jamal Murray, Skal Labissiere, Tyler Ulis, Isaiah Briscoe and Marcus Lee have kept their names in the pool for consideration.

Murray, Labissiere and Ulis have already gone all in on their draft decisions and will not return to UK next season. Briscoe and Lee will have until May 25 to withdraw their names from the draft and maintain their college eligibility.

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