Gaskin no longer committed to UK football team

 Posted by at 11:11 AM on May 8, 2017  Comments Off on Gaskin no longer committed to UK football team
May 082017
 

Three-star wide receiver Cadarius Gaskin announced Monday morning that he is no longer committed to the UK football team.

Gaskin — a 6-foot-3 prospect from Delray Beach, Fla. — had been committed to the Wildcats for less than a month, and he declared his recruitment to be “open” moving forward. He has not yet visited Lexington but still plans to do so sometime before his senior season, meaning he still considers UK an option moving forward.

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Recruiting analyst picking Louisville for Langford

 Posted by at 11:43 AM on May 7, 2017  Comments Off on Recruiting analyst picking Louisville for Langford
May 072017
 

Langford

247Sports analyst Andrew Slater logged a Crystal Ball prediction Sunday morning that projects five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford to Louisville.

Langford — a 6-foot-5 prospect from New Albany, Ind. — has scholarship offers from UK, Louisville, Duke, North Carolina, Indiana and several other top schools. Duke was the favorite on Langford’s Crystal Ball page coming into the weekend, but that could change with Slater’s pick.

Langford’s high school gym is less than 10 miles from the Yum Center, and he attended several Louisville games this past season. He also attended Big Blue Madness and hosted UK Coach John Calipari for an in-home visit last month.

247Sports ranks Langford as the No. 3 overall recruit in the 2018 class.

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Analysts already predicting Kentucky for Bol Bol

 Posted by at 11:04 AM on May 2, 2017  Comments Off on Analysts already predicting Kentucky for Bol Bol
May 022017
 

It didn’t take long for UK to emerge as the possible favorite for class of 2018 power forward Bol Bol.

Kentucky Coach John Calipari extended a scholarship offer to Bol — the son of former NBA player Manute Bol — on Monday night. On Tuesday morning, 247Sports recruiting analysts Andrew Slater and Jerry Meyer had already logged pro-UK predictions on Bol’s Crystal Ball page.

Slater and Meyer are the two top-ranked Crystal Ball prognosticators.

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Son of Manute Bol earns scholarship offer from UK

 Posted by at 11:42 PM on May 1, 2017  Comments Off on Son of Manute Bol earns scholarship offer from UK
May 012017
 

Bol Bol — the son of former NBA player Manute Bol — has earned a scholarship offer from Kentucky.

The 7-foot-1, 225-pound prospect in the class of 2018 talked to UK Coach John Calipari and assistant coach Kenny Payne via telephone Monday night, and the offer was extended during that conversation. Both coaches watched him play on the Nike circuit in Indianapolis over the weekend.

Bol is off to a stellar start to the spring basketball schedule, averaging 25.4 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots per game. He’s third in the league in scoring, behind only Marvin Bagley (the No. 1 recruit in the 2018 class) and R.J. Barrett (the No. 1 recruit in the 2019 class).

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UK lands commitment from four-star O-lineman

 Posted by at 10:05 PM on April 30, 2017  Comments Off on UK lands commitment from four-star O-lineman
Apr 302017
 

UK Coach Mark Stoops

UK picked up one of its biggest commitments yet for the class of 2018 on Sunday with the pledge of four-star offensive lineman Darian Kinnard, another talented prospect out of the state of Ohio.

Kinnard — a 6-foot-7, 335-pound prospect from Cleveland — is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 17 offensive tackle in the 2018 class. He’s also considered to be the No. 161 national recruit and No. 6 rising senior from Ohio.

“I would like to announce that I will be committing to something huge,” Kinnard tweeted Sunday night. “Get ready Kentucky, I’ll see you soon.”

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Calipari targets light up the weekend shoe circuits

 Posted by at 9:45 PM on April 30, 2017  Comments Off on Calipari targets light up the weekend shoe circuits
Apr 302017
 

Williamson

It was another big weekend on the basketball recruiting trail, with UK’s coaches watching games in two cities and some of the Wildcats’ top targets filling up the stat sheet.

UK Coach John Calipari watched games on the Nike and Under Armour circuits in the Indianapolis area Friday night before moving to the Adidas circuit for the rest of the weekend. Assistant coaches Kenny Payne and Tony Barbee split time between Nike and Under Armour, while Joel Justus was at the Adidas games in Atlanta all weekend.

Here’s a look at how UK’s top targets are playing so far this spring (click on the links below for stories you might have missed over the weekend).

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Cameron Johnson taking two more official visits

 Posted by at 11:20 AM on April 29, 2017  Comments Off on Cameron Johnson taking two more official visits
Apr 292017
 

Cameron Johnson

Pittsburgh graduate transfer Cameron Johnson will take official visits to Arizona and Ohio State over the next few days, according to ESPN.

Johnson – a 6-foot-8 shooting guard – took an official visit to UK, the first of his new recruitment, earlier this week. The Herald-Leader was told at the end of that visit that the trip went well but Johnson was expected to take “a couple other visits.”

The Moon Township, Pa., native is also considering Oregon, Texas Christian and UCLA. There is no timetable for his final college decision.

Johnson averaged 11.9 points per game and shot 41.5 percent from three-point range during his redshirt sophomore season at Pitt. He will have two years of immediate eligibility at his next school.

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UK not showing much interest in No. 1 point guard

 Posted by at 2:02 AM on April 29, 2017  Comments Off on UK not showing much interest in No. 1 point guard
Apr 292017
 

INDIANAPOLIS — He’s the No. 1 point guard in the recruiting class of 2018, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, but Darius Garland said Friday night that he’s barely heard from the University of Kentucky.

Garland — a 6-foot-1 prospect from Brentwood, Tenn. — said John Calipari did come to one of his games this past season, and UK’s coaches have been in contact with his high school coach a couple of times, but that’s been about it.

“Nothing really,” he said. “They have all the guards that they need. They have great, great guards, actually.”

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Bear Bryant’s great grandson lands offer from UK

 Posted by at 11:24 AM on April 27, 2017  Comments Off on Bear Bryant’s great grandson lands offer from UK
Apr 272017
 

Class of 2019 quarterback Paul Tyson — the great grandson of legendary coach Bear Bryant — said Thursday morning that he has received a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky.

Tyson — a 6-foot-4, 210-pound prospect — attends Hewitt-Trussville High School in Alabama, and he has received some recruiting interest from Alabama and Clemson, though his only previous scholarship offer came Wednesday from Jacksonville State.

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New Crystal Ball pick predicts Mo Bamba to Texas

 Posted by at 2:32 AM on April 27, 2017  Comments Off on New Crystal Ball pick predicts Mo Bamba to Texas
Apr 272017
 

Mohamed Bamba

247Sports recruiting analyst Andrew Slater logged a Crystal Ball pick on Wednesday predicting that five-star post player Mohamed Bamba will ultimately commit to Texas.

Bamba — a 7-footer from Harlem, N.Y. — is the No. 2 overall recruit in the class of 2017, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He is still considering UK, Duke, Michigan and Texas, and the Wildcats have been considered the favorite in his recruitment for the past few weeks.

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