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National analyst predicts UK will flip Vols’ commit

 Posted by at 10:56 AM on October 18, 2017  Comments Off on National analyst predicts UK will flip Vols’ commit
Oct 182017
 

SB Nation recruiting analyst Bud Elliott is predicting that Kentucky will eventually land the commitment of three-star wide receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis, who is currently committed to Tennessee.

Jacques-Louis — a 6-foot-1 prospect from Fort Myers, Fla. — originally committed to UK for the class of 2018 before backing off of that pledge and then picking the Vols. Still, the Wildcats’ coaching staff has continued to recruit him over the summer and fall, and Jacques-Louis took an official visit to Lexington earlier this season. He’s also friends with UK quarterback commitment Jarren Williams.

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Crystal Ball: UK is the new leader for Zion Williamson

 Posted by at 10:13 AM on October 17, 2017  Comments Off on Crystal Ball: UK is the new leader for Zion Williamson
Oct 172017
 

Williamson

Following several weeks of positive buzz in the Kentucky Wildcats’ favor, UK is finally now the favorite on Zion Williamson’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page.

Kentucky jumped over Kansas this week as the new leader on Williamson’s page. The 6-foot-6 small forward from Spartanburg, S.C., has already taken official visits to both of those schools. He’s the No. 1 overall player in the 247Sports rankings and the No. 2 overall player in the 247Sports composite rankings.

Williamson is also considering Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, South Carolina and UCLA. He has not yet set a date for his college announcement, but a decision in time for the early signing period next month remains a possibility.

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No. 1 basketball recruit includes UK on new list

 Posted by at 8:10 PM on October 16, 2017  Comments Off on No. 1 basketball recruit includes UK on new list
Oct 162017
 

Carey

Top-ranked basketball recruit Vernon Carey narrowed his list to eight schools Monday night, and Kentucky is still under consideration.

Carey — a 6-foot-10 power forward from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — is now listing UK, Duke, Florida, Kansas, Miami, Michigan State, North Carolina and UCLA. Rivals.com and 247Sports rank Carey as the No. 1 overall player in the 2019 class. He’s No. 2 overall on the Scout.com and ESPN lists.

UK extended a scholarship offer to Carey last month.

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Top-10 recruit planning to visit Kentucky this week

 Posted by at 11:07 AM on October 16, 2017  Comments Off on Top-10 recruit planning to visit Kentucky this week
Oct 162017
 

Jalen Lecque — a 6-4 combo guard in the class of 2019 — is planning to visit Kentucky on Friday with a couple of high school teammates.

Lecque, class of 2020 power forward Justice Ajogbor and class of 2020 guard Norance Berry — all of The Christ School (N.C.) — will be in Lexington on the same day as UK’s Blue-White Game, set for a 7 p.m. tip in Rupp Arena.

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Big Blue Madness visitor lands offer from Kentucky

 Posted by at 2:16 PM on October 14, 2017  Comments Off on Big Blue Madness visitor lands offer from Kentucky
Oct 142017
 

Five-star point guard Tyrese Maxey landed a scholarship offer from Kentucky on Saturday, one day after attending the team’s Big Blue Madness event in Rupp Arena.

Maxey — a 6-foot-3 prospect from Garland, Texas — is the No. 3 point guard and No. 12 overall recruit in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Michigan State, Texas and UCLA are among the many other schools that had already extended scholarship offers.

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Kentucky gets commitment from three-star receiver

 Posted by at 9:28 PM on October 13, 2017  Comments Off on Kentucky gets commitment from three-star receiver
Oct 132017
 

Three-star wide receiver Meechi Harris announced his commitment to Kentucky on Friday night.

The 6-foot-2 prospect from Xenia, Ohio was also considering Michigan State and West Virginia in recent weeks, and he’s been one of the Wildcats’ top recruiting targets from the Buckeye State for the entire 2018 cycle. 247Sports ranks him as a three-star prospect and the No. 69 wide receiver nationally for the class of 2018.

Harris joins previous commitments Marvin Alexander and Akeem Hayes as the third wide receiver in UK’s 2018 class. He is the sixth commitment from the state of Ohio.

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Quickley won’t be able to attend Big Blue Madness

 Posted by at 9:41 AM on October 13, 2017  Comments Off on Quickley won’t be able to attend Big Blue Madness
Oct 132017
 

Quickley

UK basketball commitment Immanuel Quickley will not be at Big Blue Madness on Friday night due to a scheduling conflict, the Herald-Leader has confirmed.

Quickley — a 6-foot-3 point guard from the Baltimore area — is the Wildcats’ only commitment for the class of 2018, and he was expected to be in Lexington this weekend for Madness, an important recruiting event for the UK program. SEC Country’s Kyle Tucker first reported that Quickley would not make the trip.

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National analyst now picking UK for five-star recruit

 Posted by at 11:55 AM on October 10, 2017  Comments Off on National analyst now picking UK for five-star recruit
Oct 102017
 

Johnson

247Sports national analyst Andrew Slater has changed his Crystal Ball prediction for five-star recruit Keldon Johnson from Texas to Kentucky.

Johnson — a 6-foot-6 wing from Oak Hill Academy (Va.) — has been recruited by Texas Coach Shaka Smart since he was in the ninth grade, but Kentucky extended a scholarship offer in August and has come on strong in recent weeks.

Maryland and North Carolina State are also finalists for Johnson, who has already taken official visits to all four schools and has been on UK’s campus numerous times for recruiting visits.

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R.J. Barrett sets a date for his college decision

 Posted by at 9:45 AM on October 6, 2017  Comments Off on R.J. Barrett sets a date for his college decision
Oct 062017
 

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R.J. Barrett — the No. 1 basketball recruit nationally for the class of 2018 — will announce his college decision on Nov. 10, during the early signing period.

Barrett announced that news in his USA Today blog Friday morning. He also confirmed that he is down to three schools — Kentucky, Duke and Oregon — though he said he still has not made up his mind on which of those schools he will pick.

“I just set the date because I want to get it over with before the season starts and that should be enough time to come up with the right decision,” he wrote.

Duke has emerged as the favorite on Barrett’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page.

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National analyst logs pro-UK pick for top-3 recruit

 Posted by at 10:55 PM on October 5, 2017  Comments Off on National analyst logs pro-UK pick for top-3 recruit
Oct 052017
 

Bol

247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer is now predicting that top basketball recruit Bol Bol will end up at Kentucky.

Bol — a 7-foot-3 prospect from the Los Angeles area — recently narrowed his recruiting list to UK, Arizona, Oregon, Southern Cal and UCLA, but he has effectively cut Arizona and USC after those two schools had assistant coaches arrested last week as part of the federal investigation into corruption in college basketball.

Kentucky is now the leader on Bol’s Crystal Ball page, and 247Sports national analyst Andrew Slater still has a prediction up in favor of the Wildcats dating back to the spring, when Bol received his scholarship offer from UK.

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