National analyst predicts Shocky Jacques-Louis to UK

 Posted by at 10:44 PM on November 15, 2017  Comments Off on National analyst predicts Shocky Jacques-Louis to UK
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247Sports national analyst Steve Wiltfong is now predicting that three-star wide receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis will eventually re-commit to the Kentucky Wildcats.

Jacques-Louis — a 6-foot-1, 175-pound prospect from Fort Myers, Fla. — backed out of his commitment to Tennessee after the recent firing of head coach Butch Jones. Before he was committed to the Vols, Jacques-Louis was committed to UK.

Ohio State extended a scholarship offer to Jacques-Louis on Wednesday, but Wiltfong’s prediction was made after that offer became public. The Cats are now the favorites on Jacques-Louis’ Crystal Ball page.

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Five-star combo guard Quentin Grimes picks Kansas

 Posted by at 7:51 PM on November 15, 2017  Comments Off on Five-star combo guard Quentin Grimes picks Kansas
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Five-star basketball recruit Quentin Grimes announced his commitment to Kansas on Wednesday night, the final day of the early signing period.

Grimes — a 6-foot-5 combo guard from the Houston area — picked the Jayhawks over fellow finalists Kentucky, Marquette and Texas. The Longhorns were thought to be Kansas’ top competition going into the fall signing period. Grimes is the No. 16 overall recruit in the 2018 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

Kansas now has the No. 1-ranked class in the country, according to 247Sports. Duke is No. 2, and Kentucky is ranked No. 3. Grimes joins a group of future Jayhawks that already included Top 50 recruits Devon Dotson, Silvio De Sousa and David McCormack.

Kentucky has already signed highly touted backcourt players Immanuel Quickley, Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro for its 2018 class.

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Crystal Ball: Clemson gets picks for Zion Williamson

 Posted by at 10:24 AM on November 15, 2017  Comments Off on Crystal Ball: Clemson gets picks for Zion Williamson
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Update: Zion Williamson will not sign during the early period.

Clemson has been talked about as a school to watch in Zion Williamson’s recruitment for weeks, and the Tigers are finally getting some momentum on the top prospect’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page.

Several pro-Clemson predictions have been logged on Williamson’s page this week, including a big one from national recruiting insider Andrew Slater on Wednesday. Slater is the top-ranked recruiting analyst in the Crystal Ball standings for the class of 2018. He also covered Williamson’s season opener in South Carolina on Tuesday night.

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Quentin Grimes will announce decision Wednesday

 Posted by at 10:57 PM on November 14, 2017  Comments Off on Quentin Grimes will announce decision Wednesday
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Quentin Grimes

Five-star combo guard Quentin Grimes will announce his college decision at 7:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, and the finalists are Kentucky, Kansas, Marquette and Texas.

Grimes — a 6-foot-5 prospect from the Houston area — emerged this fall as a major UK recruiting target. In fact, he was the first prospect to get a visit from UK Coach John Calipari during the fall recruiting period that began in September.

Kansas and Texas go into Wednesday night’s announcement as the two favorites in Grimes’ recruitment, however, and the Jayhawks have a majority of the predictions on Grimes’ 247Sports Crystal Ball page. Kansas’ Bill Self and Texas’ Shaka Smart have both visited Grimes in recent days.

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UK offers junior college quarterback in 2018 class

 Posted by at 3:41 PM on November 14, 2017  Comments Off on UK offers junior college quarterback in 2018 class
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Terry Wilson

Junior college quarterback Terry Wilson landed a scholarship offer from Kentucky on Tuesday, two days after the Wildcats lost a commitment from four-star quarterback Jarren Williams.

Wilson — a 6-foot-3, 200-pound prospect from Oklahoma City, Okla. — originally signed with Oregon as part of the 2016 class but left the Ducks’ program earlier this year due to a lack of playing time. He’s completed 165 of 279 passes (59.1 percent) in 10 games this fall for Garden City (Kan.) Community College, throwing for 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

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New Crystal Ball pick sending 2018 QB to Kentucky

 Posted by at 10:30 AM on November 14, 2017  Comments Off on New Crystal Ball pick sending 2018 QB to Kentucky
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Armstrong

The first 247Sports Crystal Ball pick for a Kentucky quarterback target since Jarren Williams decommitted over the weekend is in.

Kyle Goblirsch of the Minnesota-centric GopherIllustrated.com website is predicting that UK will land three-star quarterback Brennan Armstrong, the No. 1-ranked QB from the state of Ohio in the 2018 class.

UK assistant coach Vince Marrow reached out to Armstrong on Sunday, the same day Williams backed out of his commitment to Kentucky for a second time.

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UK favored to land basketball recruit Tyler Herro

 Posted by at 9:56 PM on November 13, 2017  Comments Off on UK favored to land basketball recruit Tyler Herro
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Tyler Herro

Kentucky is expected to get its third basketball commitment for the class of 2018 on Tuesday.

Four-star shooting guard Tyler Herro — a 6-foot-5 prospect from Milwaukee — is scheduled to announce his college decision at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the day before the end of the early signing period.

Herro wrapped up his official visit to Lexington on Sunday, and UK is the only school that he will see before making his college announcement. Kansas, Oregon, Villanova and Butler have all been recruiting Herro since he decommitted from Wisconsin last month, but he hasn’t taken trips to any of those schools.

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National analyst picking Vandy for Romeo Langford

 Posted by at 7:04 PM on November 13, 2017  Comments Off on National analyst picking Vandy for Romeo Langford
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Vanderbilt landed a commitment from five-star point guard Darius Garland on Monday, a major pickup for Coach Bryce Drew.

The Commodores might have some more five-star magic in store for the future.

247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer has now logged a pro-Vanderbilt pick on the Crystal Ball page of five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford, the No. 5 overall recruit in the 2018 class. Langford — a 6-foot-5 prospect from New Albany, Ind. — cut his list to Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt over the weekend, but IU and KU have been seen as the most likely destinations in recent weeks.

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UK basketball target Grimes sets decision date

 Posted by at 1:40 PM on November 13, 2017  Comments Off on UK basketball target Grimes sets decision date
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Grimes

Five-star combo guard Quentin Grimes will announce his college decision Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET, and the finalists are Kentucky, Kansas, Marquette and Texas.

Grimes has taken official visits to all four schools, but head coaches from Kansas and Texas have both met with him in recent days, and those are the two favorites heading into Wednesday’s announcement.

Grimes is the No. 16 overall prospect in the class of 2018, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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Five-star point guard Darius Garland picks Vanderbilt

 Posted by at 12:36 PM on November 13, 2017  Comments Off on Five-star point guard Darius Garland picks Vanderbilt
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Garland

Five-star point guard Darius Garland is staying home for college.

Garland — a 6-foot-1 prospect in the class of 2018 — committed to hometown Vanderbilt on Monday, he announced during a ceremony at his high school. The No. 10 player in the 2018 composite rankings had narrowed his list to Kentucky, Indiana, UCLA and Vandy, though UK had always been viewed as a major long-shot in his recruitment.

Kentucky has already signed five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley — the No. 8 player in the 2018 rankings — and could return freshman point guards Quade Green and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for next season.

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