Crystal Ball watch: Meyer picking Simmons to UK

 Posted by at 9:40 AM on August 30, 2015  Comments Off on Crystal Ball watch: Meyer picking Simmons to UK
Aug 302015
 
Simmons

Simmons

247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer changed his Crystal Ball prediction for Kobi Simmons to Kentucky on Saturday, the first full day of the five-star guard’s official visit to Lexington.

Simmons — a 6-foot-5 prospect from Atlanta — is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 19 overall player in the class of 2016. He is also scheduled to take official visits to UNLV and Ohio State over the next couple of weeks and is expected to announce his college decision Sept. 19.

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Kobi Simmons visiting UK this weekend, as planned

 Posted by at 5:21 PM on August 29, 2015  Comments Off on Kobi Simmons visiting UK this weekend, as planned
Aug 292015
 

Five-star basketball recruit Kobi Simmons arrived in Lexington on Friday for his official visit to the University of Kentucky.

On Saturday, the top-20 prospect in the class of 2016 posted a video from inside the Joe Craft Center. Simmons will next visit UNLV and Ohio State and plans to announced his decision Sept. 19.

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UK commit Kash Daniel runs wild in Friday’s victory

 Posted by at 10:42 PM on August 28, 2015  Comments Off on UK commit Kash Daniel runs wild in Friday’s victory
Aug 282015
 
Kash Daniel

Kash Daniel

FRANKFORT – There’s not supposed to be any dancing around when Kash Daniel gets the football in his hands.

The Paintsville quarterback – and future University of Kentucky linebacker – showed off his physical style Friday night in the Tigers’ 36-0 victory over Class A counterpart Frankfort.

Daniel’s final play of the game sums him up best.

With Paintsville leading 30-0 late in the third quarter, Daniel took the snap in shotgun formation and ran smack into the line.

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Three future UK football players on ESPNU Saturday

 Posted by at 4:23 PM on August 28, 2015  Comments Off on Three future UK football players on ESPNU Saturday
Aug 282015
 
Kobe Smith

Kobe Smith

Seven high school football games from around the country will be shown live on ESPN-affiliated channels Saturday, and two of those contests will feature University of Kentucky commitments.

At 4 p.m., Central Catholic (Ohio) hosts Benedictine (Ohio) in a game on ESNPU that will showcase the Wildcats’ two highest-rated commitments from the class of 2017: Defensive end James Hudson and running back Michael Warren.

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Jersey numbers posted for UK basketball newcomers

 Posted by at 3:54 PM on August 28, 2015  Comments Off on Jersey numbers posted for UK basketball newcomers
Aug 282015
 
Briscoe

Briscoe

The University of Kentucky released the official men’s basketball roster for the 2015-16 season Friday afternoon, meaning we now know for certain which numbers all of the incoming Wildcats will be wearing.

Here’s the jersey number designation (along with official height and weight) for each UK newcomer:

1-Skal Labissiere (6-11, 225 pounds)
4-Charles Matthews (6-6, 189 pounds)
10-Jonny David (6-2, 175 pounds)
11-Mychal Mulder (6-4, 185 pounds)
13-Isaiah Brisoce (6-3, 202 pounds)
15-Isaac Humphries (7-0, 260 pounds)
23-Jamal Murray (6-4, 207 pounds)
32-Dillon Pullium (6-3, 180 pounds)

Check out the entire roster at UKAthletics.com

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Where to see UK football commitments this weekend

 Posted by at 10:58 AM on August 28, 2015  Comments Off on Where to see UK football commitments this weekend
Aug 282015
 
Davonte Robinson

Davonte Robinson

All five of UK’s in-state football commitments will be in action this weekend. Here’s where to see them:

Kash Daniel (Paintsville): The four-star linebacker plays his only game of the regular season in central Kentucky — a road contest at Frankfort. Daniel also plays quarterback for Paintsville and ran for three touchdowns in the season opener last week. (Game time: Friday at 7:30 p.m.)

Zy’Aire Hughes (McCracken County): Hughes went for 73 total yards rushing and receiving last week in a loss to Paducah Tilghman. The future UK wide receiver returns for Week 2 with a home game against Warren Central (Game time: Friday at 7 p.m. CT)

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Top recruit’s father a fan of ‘position-less basketball’

 Posted by at 1:39 AM on August 28, 2015  Comments Off on Top recruit’s father a fan of ‘position-less basketball’
Aug 282015
 
Simmons

Simmons

Back in June — when John Calipari was trying to secure a commitment from five-star guard Jamal Murray — the UK head coach trotted out his latest recruiting pitch during a teleconference with reporters.

“We basically play position-less basketball and have for some time,” Calipari said. “It’s not trying to pigeon-hole any one player in any one position. I want them all to be multi-position players.”

Those words rang true with Demond Stephens, the father of five-star guard Kobi Simmons, who will be in Lexington this weekend for his official visit to UK.

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New position rankings for the football class of 2016

 Posted by at 12:25 PM on August 27, 2015  Comments Off on New position rankings for the football class of 2016
Aug 272015
 
Landon Young

Landon Young

Rivals.com updated its position rankings for the football recruiting class of 2016 on Thursday, and UK commitment Landon Young was one of the notable risers at offensive tackle.

Young made the biggest move at the position — vaulting eight spots — and is now ranked as the No. 5 offensive tackle in the class of 2016. The Lexington native committed to UK more than two years ago and has decided not to take any recruiting visits despite scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Ohio State and several others.

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Kash Daniel coming to central Kentucky on Friday

 Posted by at 10:27 AM on August 27, 2015  Comments Off on Kash Daniel coming to central Kentucky on Friday
Aug 272015
 
Kash Daniel

Kash Daniel

For UK football fans in central Kentucky, the best chance to get a look at top Wildcats commitment Kash Daniel this season will come Friday night, when he leads Paintsville in a Class A matchup against Frankfort.

The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. at Sower Field in Frankfort.

Daniel — a 6-foot-3 linebacker — also plays quarterback for Paintsville and ran for three touchdowns in last weekend’s 46-12 victory over Sheldon Clark in the season opener. Daniel has committed to Kentucky for the class of 2016, and 247Sports ranks him as the No. 97 overall recruit in the country.

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Ayton still No. 1 in ESPN recruiting rankings for 2017

 Posted by at 9:49 AM on August 27, 2015  Comments Off on Ayton still No. 1 in ESPN recruiting rankings for 2017
Aug 272015
 
DeAndre Ayton

Ayton

Several UK basketball targets topped ESPN’s list of the best recruits in the class of 2017 with the latest rankings update Thursday morning.

DeAndre Ayton — the mega-talented 7-footer from the Bahamas — remains No. 1 in the rankings. Though Ayton has not yet officially narrowed his list of schools, UK and Duke are viewed as the early frontrunners in his recruitment.

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