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
 

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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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Several analysts expect Wandale Robinson to flip

 Posted by at 11:34 AM on December 5, 2018  Comments Off on Several analysts expect Wandale Robinson to flip
Dec 052018
 

Robinson

A final decision is expected this week from Wandale Robinson, who committed to Kentucky on Nov. 1 but is still being recruited by Nebraska — his previous favorite — and could flip to the Cornhuskers.

247Sports national analyst Steve Wiltfong and several others had logged Crystal Ball predictions in favor of a flip to Nebraska as of Wednesday morning, and an announcement from Robinson — a standout at Western Hills High School in Frankfort — could come as early as Wednesday.

Robinson is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 117 overall prospect in the 2019 class, and he’s the highest-ranked commitment for UK in this cycle. He earned Mr. Football honors from the state’s coaches over the weekend and is expected to play a large role in the Wildcats’ offense.

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Another big game from UK signee Dontaie Allen

 Posted by at 9:56 PM on December 4, 2018  Comments Off on Another big game from UK signee Dontaie Allen
Dec 042018
 

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Pendleton County basketball star Dontaie Allen had 34 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in an 82-47 victory over Nicholas County on Tuesday night.

Allen, who signed with UK last month, scored all of his points in the first three quarters of the game, which concluded with a running clock in the fourth quarter. Through four games this season, the 6-foot-6 wing is averaging 41.0 points and 17.0 rebounds.

Pendleton County plays its next game a little closer to Lexington — a road contest at Clark County on Friday night. That game is scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m.

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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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Another major Crystal Ball pick for Vernon Carey

 Posted by at 11:51 AM on December 4, 2018  Comments Off on Another major Crystal Ball pick for Vernon Carey
Dec 042018
 

Carey

A consensus is forming in the recruitment of Vernon Carey, the elite post player in the 2019 recruiting class who recently cut Kentucky from his list and will announce a college decision Thursday.

247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels logged a Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Duke for Carey on Monday night. That came shortly after national analyst Jerry Meyer did the same, and national recruiting expert Andrew Slater has had a Duke pick recorded for Carey since last fall.

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Matthew Hurt poses in UK uniform during visit

 Posted by at 11:43 AM on December 4, 2018  Comments Off on Matthew Hurt poses in UK uniform during visit
Dec 042018
 

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Five-star forward Matthew Hurt seemingly became the first UK basketball recruiting target to pose in official Wildcats gear during a visit to Lexington over the weekend.

Hurt — a 6-foot-9 forward from Minnesota and one of the top 10 prospects in the 2019 class — posted a photo to Instagram on Monday night of himself dribbling in the UK locker room while wearing a Wildcats uniform.

The practice of dressing recruits up in college gear for photo shoots has become a staple of official visits at many top basketball programs — as well as the Kentucky football program — though UK basketball hasn’t done it until now.

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Couple of Crystal Ball picks for top-five recruits

 Posted by at 12:05 PM on December 3, 2018  Comments Off on Couple of Crystal Ball picks for top-five recruits
Dec 032018
 

Anthony

Neither Cole Anthony nor Vernon Carey is still on Kentucky’s recruiting radar for the class of 2019, but those two players remain top-five national prospects and should have major impacts on college basketball next season.

That means there’s still quite a bit of national interest in where they will end up at the next level. Over the weekend, a couple of national analysts logged new Crystal Ball predictions for both players.

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Dontaie Allen has major double-double at Hoop Fest

 Posted by at 11:53 AM on December 2, 2018  Comments Off on Dontaie Allen has major double-double at Hoop Fest
Dec 022018
 

Allen

UK signee Dontaie Allen had 25 points and 23 rebounds in Pendleton County’s 50-45 victory over Marshall County on Saturday night at the Marshall County Hoop Fest.

Allen, who committed to UK over the summer and officially signed with the Wildcats last month, was 9-for-20 from the field and made one of five three-point attempts at the Hoop Fest, a major showcase which attracts national talent and dates back to 1996.

“Dontaie was a man amongst boys the entire game,” said Pendleton County head coach Keaton Belcher. “Marshall County played a diamond-and-1 junk defense the entire game to slow him down and he still finished with 25 points and (23) rebounds. He truly deserved most valuable player of the game.”

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LaMelo Ball is not being recruited by Kentucky

 Posted by at 6:30 PM on November 30, 2018  Comments Off on LaMelo Ball is not being recruited by Kentucky
Nov 302018
 

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Kentucky is not recruiting LaMelo Ball, the Herald-Leader was told Friday.

Ball, formerly a top recruit in the class of 2019, is now playing with Spire Academy (Ohio) and has expressed interest in attending college next season. The 17-year-old from California is the younger brother of former UCLA players Lonzo and LiAngelo Ball and was considered a five-star recruit — ranked top 10 nationally by ESPN — before leaving the country to play professionally in Lithuania with his brother, LiAngelo.

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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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