Where UK targets landed in new recruiting rankings

 Posted by at 1:38 PM on January 30, 2019  Comments Off on Where UK targets landed in new recruiting rankings
Jan 302019
 

Jalen Green

Rivals.com’s basketball rankings week continued Wednesday with an updated list for the class of 2020, and there’s a new name at the top.

California post player Evan Mobley has taken over the No. 1 spot in Rivals’ 2020 rankings, but he is not a UK recruiting target. Mobley is the son of Southern Cal assistant coach Eric Mobley and the younger brother of USC signee Isaiah Mobley, and — though Evan hasn’t committed to the Trojans just yet — the assumption is he will ultimately join his family at USC.

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Not much change for UK recruits in new rankings

 Posted by at 12:55 PM on January 28, 2019  Comments Off on Not much change for UK recruits in new rankings
Jan 282019
 

Whitney

Rivals.com rolled out its new basketball rankings for the class of 2019 on Monday, and there wasn’t much movement among UK recruits on the updated list.

Kentucky commitment Kahlil Whitney stayed put at No. 8 overall, while Tyrese Maxey moved up one spot to No. 9 and Dontaie Allen dropped one spot to No. 55. Maxey and Allen have both signed with UK.

The Wildcats have four scholarship offers out to uncommitted players in the 2019 class: shooting guard Anthony Edwards, who moved up one spot to No. 2 overall behind Duke commitment Vernon Carey; forward Jaden McDaniels, who dropped one spot to No. 6; forward Matthew Hurt, who stayed put at No. 7; and forward Keion Brooks, who stayed put at No. 27.

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Wiseman holds on to No. 1 spot in ESPN rankings

 Posted by at 11:04 AM on January 23, 2019  Comments Off on Wiseman holds on to No. 1 spot in ESPN rankings
Jan 232019
 

Wiseman

Former UK target James Wiseman remains the No. 1 overall player in the 2019 class, according to ESPN’s updated rankings for high school seniors.

Wiseman — a 7-footer from Tennessee — committed to Memphis in November after a lengthy recruitment. He was the first player in the 2019 class to land a UK scholarship offer.

Two UK commitments made the ESPN top 100: Chicago wing Kahlil Whitney at No. 9 and Texas point guard Tyrese Maxey at No. 11. Pendleton County wing Dontaie Allen, the Cats’ other commitment for the 2019 class, was not included on ESPN’s top 100 list.

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Where UK players landed in new NBA Draft rankings

 Posted by at 11:34 AM on January 17, 2019  Comments Off on Where UK players landed in new NBA Draft rankings
Jan 172019
 

Washington

ESPN’s list of the top NBA Draft prospects for 2019 was updated Thursday morning, and it now includes four Kentucky Wildcats among the top 50 players.

UK freshman Keldon Johnson remains the top Cat on the board at No. 10 overall, and he’s followed by sophomore forward PJ Washington at No. 20, well within first-round territory.

Further down the list are UK freshmen guards Tyler Herro (No. 40 overall) and Ashton Hagans (No. 43), both in positions that would put them in the middle of the second round of this year’s draft. No other UK players made the list, including post players EJ Montgomery and Nick Richards, two Wildcats who could be very important to the team’s 2019-20 roster if they decide to stick around for another season.

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UK has one signee in ESPN’s new national rankings

 Posted by at 11:38 AM on January 15, 2019  Comments Off on UK has one signee in ESPN’s new national rankings
Jan 152019
 

Tisdale

Future UK running back Travis Tisdale is the only UK signee in the new ESPN 300 national rankings, which were released this week.

Tisdale — a 5-foot-9 prospect from Valdosta, Ga. — is the No. 290 overall prospect nationally in the class of 2019, according to the new ESPN rankings. He officially signed with the Wildcats last month and could factor in to UK’s offensive plans immediately this coming season.

There were six Kentucky high school players in the new ESPN rankings, but none of those recruits signed with in-state schools. They are: South Warren defensive tackle Jacob Lacey (Notre Dame), Trinity defensive end Stephen Herron (Stanford), Glasgow offensive lineman Tanner Bowles (Alabama), Western Hills wide receiver Wandale Robinson (Nebraska), Scott County offensive lineman Bryan Hudson (Virginia Tech) and Louisville Christian wide receiver Milton Wright (Purdue).

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Two UK football commitments in new Rivals 250

 Posted by at 12:10 PM on December 5, 2018  Comments Off on Two UK football commitments in new Rivals 250
Dec 052018
 

Douglass

The Rivals 250 national rankings for the football class of 2019 were updated Wednesday, and Kentucky commitments Wandale Robinson and Moses Douglass were both included on the list.

Robinson’s place at No. 98 overall in the updated rankings was announced Tuesday, though there has been buzz this week that the Frankfort native could be flipping his commitment to Nebraska in the near future. A decision on that could come as early as Wednesday. (UPDATE: Robinson flipped to Nebraska on Wednesday afternoon).

Douglass — a 6-foot-2 safety from Springfield, Ohio — is the No. 227 overall player in the Rivals.com rankings. He is the son of former UK star Maurice Douglass.

Neither player was included in the previous edition of the Rivals 250 rankings.

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Huge move for Wandale Robinson in new rankings

 Posted by at 12:19 PM on December 4, 2018  Comments Off on Huge move for Wandale Robinson in new rankings
Dec 042018
 

Robinson

UK football commitment Wandale Robinson made a major jump in the Rivals.com national rankings Tuesday, moving to the No. 98 overall spot in the country for the class of 2019.

Robinson, who was previously rated as a four-star recruit but not included in the Rivals 250 rankings, had a stellar senior season at Western Hills High School, earning Mr. Football honors from state coaches over the weekend. He rushed for 1,973 yards and 30 touchdowns to go along with 725 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns this fall.

He recently chose UK over Ohio State, Nebraska, Purdue, Michigan and Alabama, and he is the only Kentucky commitment in the Rivals 100 rankings. The updated Rivals 250 list will be released later this week.

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UK football target Jared Casey sets decision date

 Posted by at 11:54 AM on November 30, 2018  Comments Off on UK football target Jared Casey sets decision date
Nov 302018
 

Four-star linebacker Jared Casey will announce his college decision Thursday.

Casey — a star football recruit at Ballard High School in Louisville — recently decommitted from Oregon, and Kentucky is now seen as a heavy favorite in his recruitment. Casey would be a major addition to the Wildcats’ 2019 recruiting class and is ranked by Rivals.com and 247Sports as one of the top 20 inside linebackers in the class.

Vince Marrow has been UK’s primary recruiter on Casey in recent months.

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Latest on 2019 basketball recruit Anthony Edwards

 Posted by at 11:35 AM on November 28, 2018  Comments Off on Latest on 2019 basketball recruit Anthony Edwards
Nov 282018
 

Edwards

When five-star shooting guard Anthony Edwards revealed last week that he was moving from the class of 2020 to the class of 2019, a list of five schools was attached to his recruitment: Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan State and North Carolina.

247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels reported Tuesday night that three more schools have been added — Duke, Kansas and UCLA — and Edwards will enter the winter focused on those eight schools. Daniels also rescinded his recent Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Florida State, a sign that this recruitment might be a little more open than previously thought.

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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.

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