Wandale Robinson makes big move in 2019 rankings

 Posted by at 1:47 PM on November 13, 2018  Comments Off on Wandale Robinson makes big move in 2019 rankings
Nov 132018
 

Robinson

UK football commitment Wandale Robinson moved up more than 100 spots in the latest 247Sports national recruiting rankings for the class of 2019, which were released Tuesday afternoon, and he’s now the No. 1-ranked prospect in the state of Kentucky.

Robinson — a standout player for Western Hills High School in Frankfort — is now ranked No. 117 overall, moving up 131 spots from the previous rankings. He’s now the No. 2 all-purpose back nationally. Robinson is expected to play slot receiver and be utilized out of the backfield — and in the return game — at UK.

Continue reading »

Share

Four-star basketball recruit includes UK in final four

 Posted by at 6:57 PM on August 28, 2018  Comments Off on Four-star basketball recruit includes UK in final four
Aug 282018
 

Igiehon

Five-star post player Aidan Igiehon narrowed his recruitment to four schools — including Kentucky — on Tuesday evening.

Igiehon — a 6-foot-10 prospect who plays his high school ball for Woodmere Academy (N.Y.) — said Tuesday that he is down to UK, Louisville, Oregon and St. John’s. The Herald-Leader was told Tuesday evening that UK is keeping in contact with Igiehon, but there has not yet been a formal scholarship offer.

The other three schools on his list have all extended offers.

Continue reading »

Share

Two UK commitments in top 10 of new ESPN rankings

 Posted by at 11:59 AM on August 27, 2018  Comments Off on Two UK commitments in top 10 of new ESPN rankings
Aug 272018
 

Maxey

UK basketball commitments Tyrese Maxey and Kahlil Whitney were both included in the top 10 of ESPN’s new rankings for the class of 2019 on Monday morning, and Dontaie Allen has moved into the top 100.

ESPN ranks Maxey as the No. 7 overall recruit in the class, Whitney at No. 9 and Allen at No. 91. Those three players will be eligible to officially sign with the Cats in November.

Uncommitted UK targets in the new ESPN rankings include James Wiseman at No. 1, Cole Anthony at No. 2, Vernon Carey at No. 3, Matthew Hurt at No. 6, Bryan Antoine at No. 12, Scottie Lewis at No. 13, Oscar Tshiebwe at No. 32 and Keion Brooks at No. 33.

Former UK commitment DJ Jeffries is at No. 21 in the new rankings.

Share

UK’s Kahlil Whitney rises in 2019 basketball rankings

 Posted by at 11:18 AM on August 22, 2018  Comments Off on UK’s Kahlil Whitney rises in 2019 basketball rankings
Aug 222018
 

Kahlil Whitney

UK’s two five-star commitments for the class of 2019 both moved up in the latest basketball recruiting rankings from 247Sports released Wednesday morning.

Kahlil Whitney — a 6-foot-7 wing from Chicago — jumped eight spots all the way to No. 6 overall in the new rankings. Point guard Tyrese Maxey, who committed to the Cats during the spring, moved up three spots to No. 10 overall.

UK’s in-state commitment, Pendleton County wing Dontaie Allen, stayed relatively put at No. 84 overall, just one spot down from the previous update. All three of those players will be eligible to officially sign with UK in November.

Continue reading »

Share

Kira Lewis leaves Kentucky off new recruiting list

 Posted by at 3:07 PM on July 31, 2018  Comments Off on Kira Lewis leaves Kentucky off new recruiting list
Jul 312018
 

Lewis

Highly touted guard Kira Lewis released his updated recruiting list Tuesday, and Kentucky is not one of the 12 schools still in contention.

Lewis — a 6-2 prospect from Hazel Green, Ala. — visited Lexington in June and was watched several times by the Wildcats’ coaching staff this spring and summer, but UK never extended a scholarship offer and appears to be focused on other guards in the 2019 class.

His new list of 12 schools includes Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Georgia, Houston, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisiana State, Mississippi, Providence and Texas Christian. Lewis has also mentioned the possibility of reclassifying to 2018, though a decision on that is not yet final.

Continue reading »

Share

UK commitments in new national football rankings

 Posted by at 12:14 PM on July 24, 2018  Comments Off on UK commitments in new national football rankings
Jul 242018
 

UK football commitments Marquez Bembry and Taures Payne are both listed among the top 50 junior college prospects in the class of 2019, according to rankings released by 247Sports on Tuesday.

Bembry — a 6-foot-3 linebacker from Atlanta — is the No. 33 overall juco player in the class, while Payne — a 6-4 defensive end from Alabama — is listed at No. 48 overall. Both can sign with the Wildcats in December

Former UK player Javonte Richardson — once a highly touted high school recruit — is No. 34 in the new rankings. Richardson will play this season at Iowa Western.

Share

UK running back recruit included in national rankings

 Posted by at 12:15 PM on July 20, 2018  Comments Off on UK running back recruit included in national rankings
Jul 202018
 

Tisdale

UK’s running back commitment for the class of 2019 has been included in the latest batch of ESPN national rankings.

Travis Tisdale — a 5-foot-9 prospect from Valdosta, Ga. — is a four-star recruit and the No. 289 overall player in the 2019 class, according to ESPN’s new rankings. He committed to Kentucky last month and is the only Wildcats commitment in the Top 300 national rankings.

Five prospects from the state of Kentucky were included in the new rankings: South Warren defensive lineman Jacob Lacey at No. 118, Trinity defensive lineman Stephen Herron at No. 171, Glasgow offensive lineman Tanner Bowles at No. 225, Scott County offensive lineman Bryan Hudson at No. 255, and Louisville Christian wide receiver Milton Wright at No. 281.

Continue reading »

Share

New basketball rankings for the class of 2019

 Posted by at 1:37 PM on July 2, 2018  Comments Off on New basketball rankings for the class of 2019
Jul 022018
 

Carey

Rivals.com unveiled its new basketball recruiting rankings for the class of 2019 on Monday, and UK target Vernon Carey remains on the top of the list at No. 1.

Carey — a 6-foot-10 power forward from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — has narrowed his choices to UK, Duke, Miami, Michigan State and North Carolina. He is expected to take an official visit to UK this fall. Rivals.com broke down his recruitment and made a case for his No. 1 ranking in a separate post Monday.

Continue reading »

Share

Wiseman remains No. 1 in new ESPN player rankings

 Posted by at 3:08 PM on June 22, 2018  Comments Off on Wiseman remains No. 1 in new ESPN player rankings
Jun 222018
 

Wiseman

Top UK recruiting target James Wiseman is still the No. 1 overall basketball prospect in the class of 2019, according to the latest rankings update from ESPN.com Friday.

Wiseman — a 7-footer from Memphis East High School — is expected to choose either Kentucky or Memphis, where his former coach Penny Hardaway is now the head coach. Wiseman was the first player in the 2019 class to earn a UK scholarship offer.

Continue reading »

Share

Lexington quarterback ranked among nation’s best

 Posted by at 11:15 AM on June 21, 2018  Comments Off on Lexington quarterback ranked among nation’s best
Jun 212018
 

Beau Allen

Rivals.com is rolling out updated football rankings for the class of 2020 this week, and there’s a familiar name on one of the lists at a marquee position.

Lexington Catholic quarterback Beau Allen — a major UK target — is ranked by Rivals as the No. 11 pro-style quarterback in the class of 2020. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound prospect picked up a UK scholarship offer early in his high school career, and his father is a former UK football player.

Michigan is among the other schools that have offered Allen, who completed 204 of 329 passes for 2,873 yards and 33 touchdowns with nine interceptions in 13 games as a sophomore this past season.

Share