Sep 302014
 
Kengera Daniel

Kengera Daniel

One of UK’s top football recruiting targets for the class of 2015 will be in Lexington this weekend for an official visit.

North Carolina defensive lineman Kengera Daniel confirmed his visit plans Tuesday. He’s one of several highly touted prospects expected to attend UK’s game against South Carolina on Saturday night.

Rivals.com ranks Daniel as the No. 16 weakside defensive end in the class of 2015, and he’s been one of UK’s top priorities for months.

The 6-foot-6, 250-pounder recently narrowed his list of schools to UK, Alabama, Louisville, N.C. State and Virginia.

Daniel took an unofficial visit to Kentucky in July.

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Calipari headed west to see two five-star prospects

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Sep 302014
 
Zimmerman

Zimmerman

UK Coach John Calipari will travel to Nevada on Tuesday to see two of his top recruiting targets.

Calipari plans to visit with five-star center Stephen Zimmerman at his high school in Las Vegas. Zimmerman — ranked No. 10 in the class of 2015 by Rivals.com — hosted the UK coach for an in-home visit earlier this month and will take an official visit to Big Blue Madness on Oct. 17.

Findlay Prep point guard Derryck Thornton will also get a school visit from Calipari. The California native picked up a UK scholarship offer during a visit to UK over the summer and will return to Lexington for Big Blue Madness. Thornton is the only point guard in the class of 2016 with a UK offer.

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Sep 292014
 
Isaiah Briscoe

Isaiah Briscoe

Five-star point guard Isaiah Briscoe received a scholarship offer from Coach John Calipari while on an official visit to UK this week.

The offer was first reported by NJ.com.

Briscoe arrived on UK’s campus Sunday, coming directly from an official visit to UConn. He has two more official visits — to St. John’s and Missouri — scheduled for next month.

The 6-foot-3 prospect from New Jersey has said that he plans to wait until the spring before making his college decision, but that was before the offer from UK.

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Tweet watch: Swanigan visiting for UK’s NBA day

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Sep 292014
 
Swanigan

Swanigan

Five-star post player Caleb Swanigan will take an unofficial visit to Kentucky for the school’s first “NBA Combine day” on Oct. 10, according to ESPN’s Paul Biancardi.

Swanigan — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Fort Wayne, Ind. — is considered the No. 8 overall player in the class of 2015 by Scout.com and ESPN. He earned a UK scholarship offer over the summer.

UK Coach John Calipari is planning to invite representatives from all 30 NBA teams to Lexington on Oct. 10 for a combine-like workout featuring his players. Yahoo Sports first reported the combine plan earlier this month and Calipari has mentioned it several times since, including at Monday’s UK Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon in Louisville.

Swanigan has not yet cut his list of schools and is expected to wait until the spring before making a college decision.

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Stoops checks out some Lexington prospects Friday

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Sep 262014
 
Photo: Jonathan Palmer

Photo: Jonathan Palmer

UK Coach Mark Stoops stayed in Lexington on Friday night to attend the city game between Henry Clay and Lafayette.

The Cats already have a commitment from Lafayette offensive lineman Landon Young, a highly touted player in the class of 2016. Fellow junior Davonte Robinson — a Henry Clay standout and state track champion — also has a UK scholarship offer.

Herald-Leader sports writer Mike Fields was there to cover the game.

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Damien Harris goes for 353 yards, 7 TDs in victory

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Sep 262014
 
Damien Harris

Damien Harris

Madison Southern running back Damien Harris ran 21 times for 353 yards and seven touchdowns Friday night, including a game-winning score at the buzzer.

Harris scored from 2 yards out on a direct snap as the buzzer sounded in the Eagles’ 54-51 victory over South Laurel. Assistant coaches from Florida and Alabama were there to see the five-star running back play.

Harris — UK’s top recruiting target in the class of 2015 — is expected to visit Lexington on Saturday for the Cats’ game against Vanderbilt. He also attended UK’s season opener last month.

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ZagsBlog: Ivan Rabb sets in-home visit with UNC

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Sep 262014
 
Ivan Rabb

Ivan Rabb

Five-star power forward Ivan Rabb has scheduled his in-home visit with North Carolina for Monday, Oct. 6, according to Adam Zagoria.

Rabb — a UK target in the class of 2015 — had been waiting to meet with the UNC coaches before cutting his list of schools. He’s also considering California, UCLA, Kansas, Arizona and Georgetown.

A list of official visits should be released soon after his meeting with UNC, and Rabb told the Herald-Leader over the summer that he was leaning toward a trip to Lexington for Big Blue Madness on Oct. 17.

Scout.com ranks Rabb as the No. 5 overall prospect in the class of 2015.

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Weekend plans for UK’s top basketball recruits

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Sep 262014
 
Isaiah Briscoe

Isaiah Briscoe

It’ll be another busy weekend of campus visits and in-home meetings with coaches for UK’s top basketball recruits in the class of 2015.

Here’s a rundown of who is doing what:

New Jersey guard Isaiah Briscoe will make his first visit to Lexington starting Sunday. Briscoe — a top-15 player in the class — will first travel to UConn for an official visit. Once that trip wraps up, he’ll head south for an official visit to Kentucky. UK Coach John Calipari had an in-home visit with Briscoe last week and implied that a scholarship offer could be coming his way during the UK trip. The Cats seem to be in a great position if Calipari does indeed offer this weekend.

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Sep 252014
 
Blakeney

Blakeney

Five-star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney hosted N.C. State Coach Mark Gottfried at his Florida high school Thursday.

Blakeney has hosted five head coaches this week after decommitting from Louisville a few days ago. Kentucky, Missouri, LSU and Southern Cal have also been to see him.

Coaches from North Carolina and St. John’s are expected to travel to Florida next week for in-home visits. Blakeney is considered a top-15 prospect in the class of 2015 by Rivals.com, ESPN and 247Sports.

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