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 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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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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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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Top point guard Garland announces decision Monday

 Posted by at 10:01 PM on November 12, 2017  Comments Off on Top point guard Garland announces decision Monday
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Five-star point guard Darius Garland will announce his college decision Monday at 3:45 p.m. from his Nashville-area high school.

Garland — a 6-foot-1 prospect — has narrowed his college choices to Indiana, Kentucky, UCLA and hometown Vanderbilt. He has taken official visits to all four of those schools this fall, including a trip to UK’s Big Blue Madness last month.

Vanderbilt has taken over as the favorite on Garland’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page in recent weeks, and Indiana has been seen as the Commodores’ top competition heading into Monday’s announcement.

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Tyler Herro ready to make a college decision

 Posted by at 9:09 PM on November 12, 2017  Comments Off on Tyler Herro ready to make a college decision
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Four-star shooting guard Tyler Herro said Sunday night that he will announce his college decision Tuesday, one day before the end of the early signing period and just a couple of days after wrapping up his official visit to Kentucky.

UK has emerged as the major favorite in the recruitment of Herro, a 6-foot-5 prospect from Milwaukee who backed out of a commitment to Wisconsin last month. He took his first official visit to UK over the weekend, and he will not be visiting any other schools between now and his college announcement.

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Top recruit Romeo Langford cuts list to three schools

 Posted by at 1:18 PM on November 11, 2017  Comments Off on Top recruit Romeo Langford cuts list to three schools
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Five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford cut his list to three schools Saturday morning, but he is not expected to make a college decision before the early signing period ends Wednesday.

Langford — a 6-foot-5 prospect from New Albany, Ind. — has narrowed his choices to Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt. His previous list also included Kentucky, UCLA and North Carolina, and he took official visits to the latter two schools this fall. Langford has not visited Kentucky recently, and UK Coach John Calipari had not had any contact with the top prospect since the summer, signaling that UK was no longer recruiting him.

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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
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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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