Ohio State takes Crystal Ball lead for top UK target

 Posted by at 9:56 AM on January 18, 2018  Comments Off on Ohio State takes Crystal Ball lead for top UK target
Jan 182018
 

Ohio State has overtaken Kentucky on the 247Sports Crystal Ball page for class of 2018 football recruit Chris Oats, a four-star linebacker from Ohio and one of the Wildcats’ top remaining targets for this class.

Ohio recruiting analyst Bill Greene is among those who have changed their predictions from UK to the Buckeyes for Oats, who is the No. 22 outside linebacker in the class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Greene told the Herald-Leader earlier this month that he thought UK led for Oats, but the team to watch would be Ohio State.

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Crystal Ball check: More Clemson for Zion Williamson

 Posted by at 11:44 AM on January 14, 2018  Comments Off on Crystal Ball check: More Clemson for Zion Williamson
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With less than a week until Zion Williamson announces his college decision, another Crystal Ball pick is in for Clemson.

Kevin Flaherty, a national college basketball writer for 247Sports, logged a prediction in favor of the Tigers on Williamson’s Crystal Ball page Saturday night. Clemson now has 18 of 22 picks in their favor, and none of the other schools on Williamson’s list has more than one prediction.

Williamson will announce his college choice Jan. 20 at his high school in Spartanburg, S.C. He is the the No. 3 overall prospect in the 2018 class and the only uncommitted high school senior with a scholarship offer from Kentucky.

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Louisville now favored for longtime UK football target

 Posted by at 12:27 PM on January 13, 2018  Comments Off on Louisville now favored for longtime UK football target
Jan 132018
 

The 247Sports Crystal Ball continues to trend from Kentucky to Louisville on four-star tight end Leonard Taylor, who is at U of L for his official visit this weekend.

Taylor — a 6-foot-6 prospect from Ohio — took an official visit to UK last month, and Ohio recruiting analyst Bill Greene told the Herald-Leader last week that he thought the Cats still had the best shot to land his commitment. The hang-up was that Kentucky had started recruiting Taylor as a defensive end, and tight end might still be his preferred position in college.

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New prediction in favor of U of L for UK football target

 Posted by at 10:26 AM on January 11, 2018  Comments Off on New prediction in favor of U of L for UK football target
Jan 112018
 

Four-star football recruit Leonard Taylor is expected to take his official visit to Louisville this weekend, and there’s a new prediction in favor of the Cardinals on his 247Sports Crystal Ball page.

Mike Hughes, who covers U of L for 247Sports, logged a pick for the Cardinals on Taylor’s page Thursday morning. A large majority of the predictions for Taylor have gone in favor of the Wildcats, who have been recruiting him for more than a year.

UK has been recruiting the versatile Taylor — a 6-foot-6 prospect from Ohio — as a defensive end, but he’s been projected as a tight end for most of his high school career.

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Top in-state football recruit set to announce decision

 Posted by at 2:44 PM on January 5, 2018  Comments Off on Top in-state football recruit set to announce decision
Jan 052018
 

Trinity wide receiver Rondale Moore is expected to announce his college decision Saturday at the Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

Moore — a 5-foot-9 prospect — is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 1 player in the state of Kentucky and the No. 17 receiver nationally for the class of 2018. He had 109 receptions for 1,478 yards and 16 touchdowns this past season for the state champion Shamrocks, also rushing for 537 yards and seven touchdowns.

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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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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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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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Crystal Ball: UK is clear favorite for Keldon Johnson

 Posted by at 10:58 PM on November 10, 2017  Comments Off on Crystal Ball: UK is clear favorite for Keldon Johnson
Nov 102017
 

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Kentucky missed out on No. 1 recruit R.J. Barrett on Friday, but the Wildcats look to be in a good spot to land five-star prospect Keldon Johnson on Saturday night.

Johnson — a 6-foot-6 shooting guard from Oak Hill Academy (Va.) — is set to announce his college decision at 6 p.m. Saturday, and the finalists are Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina State and Texas. He’ll reveal his college choice a day after Barrett — a 6-7 shooting guard from Canada — committed to Duke over UK.

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Busy week of visits for top UK target Zion Williamson

 Posted by at 12:03 PM on November 1, 2017  Comments Off on Busy week of visits for top UK target Zion Williamson
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As reported earlier this week, UK assistant coach Joel Justus was in South Carolina on Tuesday to visit five-star recruit Zion Williamson, who is arguably the Wildcats’ top target in the 2018 class.

Justus won’t be the only coach seeing Williamson this week.

Clemson was also in to see the in-state target Tuesday, and coaches from Duke, Kansas and North Carolina are all expected to see Williamson on Wednesday. Though the 6-foot-6 small forward has not set a date for his college announcement, there is a chance he could sign with a school during the early period, which ends Nov. 15.

Kentucky is currently the leader on Williamson’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page.

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