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Briscoe, Lee decisions on draft coming Wednesday

 Posted by at 12:06 AM on May 25, 2016  Comments Off on Briscoe, Lee decisions on draft coming Wednesday
May 252016
 
Isaiah Briscoe

Isaiah Briscoe

UK is not expected to add any more recruits to its class of 2016, so that means the Cats are waiting only on the NBA Draft decisions of Isaiah Briscoe and Marcus Lee to get a clear picture of next season’s roster.

Those decisions will be revealed Wednesday, the final day that underclassmen can withdraw from the NBA Draft and retain their college eligibility.

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Michigan transfer Cole will not join UK football team

 Posted by at 3:51 PM on May 24, 2016  Comments Off on Michigan transfer Cole will not join UK football team
May 242016
 
Brian Cole

Brian Cole

Michigan football transfer Brian Cole will not be joining the Kentucky Wildcats this season, according to 247Sports.

Cole – a 6-foot-2, 200-pound player – decided in February to transfer to UK after playing wide receiver and defensive back for the Wolverines during the 2015 season. 247Sports national analyst Steve Wiltfong reported Tuesday that Cole will instead play for East Mississippi Community College this fall. He would not have been eligible to play for UK in 2016.

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No. 1 basketball recruit will play in Rupp Arena

 Posted by at 11:40 PM on May 23, 2016  Comments Off on No. 1 basketball recruit will play in Rupp Arena
May 232016
 
Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson

The No. 1-ranked basketball recruit in the class of 2016 will play in Rupp Arena next season, but he won’t be wearing a UK uniform.

According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, the Wildcats will host Kansas as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge, meaning top-rated recruit Josh Jackson will be coming to town with the Jayhawks.

Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports all rank Jackson as the No. 1 overall recruit in the class of 2016.

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2017 basketball recruit lists UK among top schools

 Posted by at 5:59 PM on May 23, 2016  Comments Off on 2017 basketball recruit lists UK among top schools
May 232016
 
Paul Scruggs

Paul Scruggs

Class of 2017 basketball prospect Paul Scruggs is listing UK among the top schools in his recruitment, and the Wildcats haven’t even extended a scholarship offer yet.

Scruggs — a 6-foot-3 guard from Indianapolis — has narrowed the focus of his recruitment to UK, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Louisville, Ohio State, Michigan State and Xavier, according to his AAU team. All of those schools have offered Scruggs except for UK and Ohio State.

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National analyst predicting Jedrick Wills to Irish

 Posted by at 11:27 AM on May 17, 2016  Comments Off on National analyst predicting Jedrick Wills to Irish
May 172016
 
Jedrick Wills

Jedrick Wills

The first non-Kentucky prediction was logged on the 247Sports Crystal Ball page of Lafayette offensive tackle Jedrick Wills on Monday.

247Sports national director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong is now predicting that Wills will end up at Notre Dame, which has emerged in recent weeks as the biggest perceived threat to Kentucky in Wills’ recruitment.

Wills — a 6-foot-4, 315-pound lineman — is ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 3 offensive tackle and No. 16 overall prospect nationally in the 2017 class. He has scholarship offers from Alabama, Florida State, Michigan, Ohio State and several other major programs.

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Crystal Ball: Texas A&M predictions for Mac Jones

 Posted by at 11:25 AM on May 16, 2016  Comments Off on Crystal Ball: Texas A&M predictions for Mac Jones
May 162016
 
Mac Jones

Mac Jones

There’s been a little run of Texas A&M predictions for Mac Jones on the UK quarterback commitment’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page in recent days.

As of Monday morning, there have been four Crystal Ball picks in favor of the Aggies over a two-day period, starting with a pick from Brian Perroni, a recruiting insider for 247Sports’ A&M website.

Jones, who committed to UK last July, received a scholarship offer from Texas A&M earlier this month and already has a connection with Aggies offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone.

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Top center’s Crystal Ball switches from UK to Baylor

 Posted by at 11:45 AM on May 14, 2016  Comments Off on Top center’s Crystal Ball switches from UK to Baylor
May 142016
 
Obiagu

Obiagu

247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer switched his Crystal Ball pick for five-star center Ikey Obiagu from Kentucky to Baylor on Saturday morning.

Obiagu — a 7-footer from Nigeria who attends Greenforest McCalep Christian Academy in Georgia — is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 1 center and No. 8 overall prospect in the class of 2017. UK assistant coach Tony Barbee watched him play during the high school season, and UK Coach John Calipari saw him last month on the Nike circuit, but Obiagu recently told the Herald-Leader that he has not spoken to anyone on UK’s coaching staff.

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Lafayette’s Jedrick Wills earns invite to The Opening

 Posted by at 11:30 AM on May 13, 2016  Comments Off on Lafayette’s Jedrick Wills earns invite to The Opening
May 132016
 
Jedrick Wills

Jedrick Wills

Lafayette offensive tackle Jedrick Wills has earned an opportunity to compete at the finals of The Opening, one of the premier high school football camps in the country.

Wills received his invitation Friday morning for this summer’s event, which will be held July 5-10 at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., and feature the top high school football players from across the country. Wills recently competed at the Columbus regional of The Opening.

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UK offers friend, teammate of commitment Mac Jones

 Posted by at 9:03 PM on May 12, 2016  Comments Off on UK offers friend, teammate of commitment Mac Jones
May 122016
 
Ahman Ross

Ahman Ross

Three-star safety Ahman Ross earned a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky on Thursday night, two days after his decommitment from Miami.

Ross — a 5-foot-11 prospect from Jacksonville, Fla. — is a high school teammate and the best friend of four-star quarterback Mac Jones, who was UK’s first commitment for the class of 2017.

All four of the major recruiting services rank Ross as a three-star prospect, and ESPN has him as the No. 26 safety nationally in the 2017 class. He has reported scholarship offers from Florida State, Indiana and Louisville, among others.

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Kentucky football offers another in-state freshman

 Posted by at 10:22 AM on May 12, 2016  Comments Off on Kentucky football offers another in-state freshman
May 122016
 
UK Coach Mark Stoops

UK Coach Mark Stoops

South Warren freshman defensive tackle Jacob Lacey received a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky on Wednesday night.

Lacey — already listed at 6-2 and 290 pounds — attends the same high school that produced UK defensive lineman Adrian Middleton, who signed with the Cats in the recruiting class of 2014. Lacey also has reported scholarship offers from Tennessee, Louisville and Cincinnati.

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