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Sacha Killeya-Jones is on an unofficial visit.

As you know by now, Killeya-Jones, the first commitment of John Calipari’s heralded 2016 recruiting class, is in Lexington to check out his future school. 247Sports’ fourth-ranked power forward arrived yesterday and will be at tonight’s home game against Boston.

We may need to do something about the Duke haircut.

Wenyen Gabriel shined over the weekend.

Calipari’s second commitment in the class, Wenyen Gabriel was a star at this past weekend’s National Prep Showcase in Connecticut. Evan Daniels of called Gabriel’s 21-point, 11-rebound game an “eye-opening performance” and said Gabriel has taken another step in the right direction.

Gabriel is now up to a legit 6-10 and Daniels believes he can still play the three for Kentucky in 2016-17.

Wow. Strong words for a guy who already has potentially scary upside.

Coach Cal watched Bam Adebayo on Saturday.

Here is what Calipari saw from his next big man, while we were watching the UK-Charlotte football game:

I can’t believe that guy is only a senior in high school. He’s a grown ass man.

UK football commit ranked No. 32 in JUCO rankings.

Kentucky’s Tate Leavitt is the 32nd-ranked player and the fifth-ranked offensive tackle in ESPN’s new JUCO rankings.

The four-star from Ohio plans to be on campus for the spring semester and will play two seasons as a Wildcat. With the current look of Kentucky’s offensive line, he will likely walk in and compete for a starting job right away.

Expect football visitors for the Louisville game.

Among those, current UK commit Jaylin Bannerman, a linebacker/defensive end from Ohio. Bannerman will take his official visit to Kentucky this weekend.

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More talk that the 2016 class may be Calipari’s best

Since Malik Monk made it official with the Cats on Wednesday, recruiting pundits everywhere have been talking about how Kentucky’s 2016 class could be Calipari’s best, which is saying a lot for a man who’s brought in #1 class after #1 class. 247 Sports’ Jerry Meyer agreed that this group has the potential to be the best ever:

“I think regardless of the rankings, this class has a chance to be one of the best ever,” Meyer said. “It has great athleticism, great diversity. You could play all five together.”

“You have all five positions covered and they’re all highly-skilled, complementary pieces,” Meyer said. “Adebayo is a physically dominating player, Killeya-Jones is more finesse and Gabriel is a combination of both. With a backcourt of Fox and Monk, it’s hard to imagine a better duo.”

From one epic backcourt to another? Yes please.

[247 Sports]

After signing with the Cats, Bam had quite the night

Bam “Let me say that again…BAM” Adebayo signed with UK on Tuesday and had quite the senior season debut that night, putting up 22 points, 17 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks. After watching that highlight reel, I feel as sassy as this guy wagging his finger:

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Meanwhile, Sacha Killeya-Jones “lived up to the hype”

The future UK power forward played in the Phenom Hoop Report National Showcase over the weekend, and according to Slam’s Rodger Bohn, he “lived up to the hype”:

The most highly touted player playing in the event (Harry Giles is out with a torn ACL), Sacha Killeya-Jones lived up to the hype by doing a number of things that you just don’t see out of your average guy standing 6-foot-10. He drilled three pointers, made plays from the high post, and used his length to hold down the paint as a shot-blocker. Though he tends to settle for his J a bit, Killeya-Jones is a guy who has consistently improved throughout his career and should not stop in Lexington.

Man, this class just gets more and more fun.


On the football side, 2017 commit Walker Wood got some nice mail this week


Good to see UK’s still doing the cool poster puzzle mailers, even if that “Kentucky resurgence” line hurts a little bit right now.

Jedrick Wills ranked #85 overall player in latest 2017 ESPN 300 rankings

Speaking of Wood, his Lafayette teammate Jedrick Wills got some big news this week. The 6’5″ 315 lbs. offensive tackle is now considered the 11th best offensive tackle and 85th overall player in the latest ESPN 300. He’s the only Kentuckian on the list. Wills has offers from Alabama, Florida State, Notre Dame, Ohio State — AKA all the big names — but Kentucky’s still considered the favorite.

Word on the street is Wills came very close to committing when Walker Wood did back in October, but decided to wait. Hopefully Wood and fellow teammate and UK commit Landon Young will keep him on board despite the recent slide.

I mean, look at how big this kid is:

Can we get five of him for the offensive line, please?

Gilliam during Wayne's last loss, the Division I (Ohio's largest division) State Championship vs. St. Edwards. They'll likely have an opportunity to exact revenge at the end of the year against the nationally ranked foe. (Dispatch photo by Barbara Perenic)

DB Commit Tobias Gilliam is Cash Money

Gilliam during Wayne's last loss, the Division I (Ohio's largest division) State Championship vs. St. Edwards. They'll likely have an opportunity to exact revenge at the end of the year against the nationally ranked foe. (Dispatch photo by Barbara Perenic)

Gilliam during Wayne’s last loss, the Division I (Ohio’s largest division) State Championship vs. St. Edwards. They’ll likely have an opportunity to exact revenge at the end of the year against the nation’s #11 team. (Dispatch photo by Barbara Perenic)

A defensive back in the 2016 recruiting class, Tobias Gilliam is referred to as “Cash” by his close friends.  It’s because the man is money.

Gilliam is one of the best defensive players for one of the best teams in the nation.  Playing deep safety as the de facto centerfielder, he prevents big plays, while making a few of his own for an excellent defense.  The Wayne High School Warriors are 7th in the Nation according to Max Preps and 14th in the USA Today Super 25.

Wayne’s defense doesn’t give up many rushing yards (11 in the last game isn’t out of the ordinary), daring QBs to throw it around Gilliam.  It takes almost no time to understand why Stoops wants him at Kentucky.  The Pick Six to open his highlight reel is elite athleticism at its finest.  You also quickly understand why they don’t allow many rushing yards.  If the rusher somehow gets into open space, he reacts so quickly and accelerates through the runner.

The quintessential quality for a deep safety is the ability to instinctually react, changing direction on a dime.  Gilliam has the instincts Stoops loves in his secondary.

His season still has a few more playoff wins ahead, but sit back and enjoy the show he’s put on so far this season.

Don’t jut take it from me.  Here’s what Freddie Maggard said after watching his film:

Versatile defensive back that has played field corner, man to man on slot, and safety. Cerebral in action, instinctively locates and highpoints the football. Can play a variety of positions in college. Physically developed enough to immediately compete for playing time. Immediate burst from break to point of football action. Well coached and fundamentally ahead of the game.

The Cats already have a lot of young talent in the secondary, but Stoops is building something special with his preferred position group.

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Everybody has Bam Fever

This morning’s announcement has started UK’s big day off on the right foot.  Once again, John Calipari is on his way to having the nation’s top recruiting class, but it’s very rare to have four Top 25 players signed at this point in the year.

Some people may still be waiting for Malik Monk, but most cannot stop themselves from geeking uncontrollably.  Especially his future teammates.

Even Jeff Goodman had nice things to say about UK, which could not have come easily.

The Flavor of Tonight’s Game is Recruiting

Prepare yourself because you’re going to be hearing this a lot.  Coach K is now a “one and done” aficionado, except his version is done the “right way.”  It’s a load of crap, so get used to tuning it out.  However, it has created an interesting storyline.  The matchup features the Top Two 2015 recruiting classes.  According to ESPN’s Michael Eaves, it will be only the third meeting between the Top Two classes in the ESPN 100.  UK won the other two games, defeating North Carolina with John Wall’s team in 2009 and when Brandon Knight knocked Ohio State out of the NCAA Tournament in 2011.

Michael Warren is an Animal

Committed to play running back for the Cats out of the Class of 2017, Warren’s numbers are astonishing each and every week.  Now that it’s playoff time, he’s even more impressive.  Playing through sickness, Warren ran for 284 yards on 34 carries (8.35 ypc), finding the end zone once last Friday night.  The 35-25 win advances Toledo Central Catholic to the Regional Finals, one step closer to repeating as Ohio’s Division III Champs.

The kid’s leadership is almost impressive as his numbers.  I’ll keep you filled in throughout his playoff run to let you know what UK has coming its way after Boom Williams’ time is up.

Watch Kobe Smith’s Senior Season Highlights

There are many problems on Kentucky’s football team this year.  You can point in plenty of directions, but nothing pains me more than watching the struggle in the trenches.  After Melvin Lewis’ injury sidelined him for the season, C.J. Johnson has been the only bright spot on the DLine as they continually get dominated.  The saddest stat – Charlotte has more tackles for loss this season (73) than Kentucky (40).

Kentucky is building bulk in the middle when Kobe Smith comes to town this Spring as an Early Enrollee.  Getting a head start in the Spring will pay dividends for the wide body.  When watching him, I can’t help but be reminded of Melvin at his best.  Not to hate on Matt Elam, but all of the things Matt needs to work on (staying low, taking on double teams with technique, accelerating off the ball) Smith demonstrates effortlessly in his highlight reel.  To see just how quick this kid’s feet are at 6’4″ 300 pounds, it’s truly astonishing.

I’m a DLine junkie; I love watching and analyzing how they operate.  You don’t have to be one of these to enjoy his film.

Watch the Future of Kentucky’s O-Line

Everybody loves pinning the Wildcats’ recent struggles on the quarterback.  I don’t blame you, Patrick has played well below average.  But, part of his problem is the ineptitude of the offensive line.  Their play has been horrendous at best; absolutely unacceptable.

To be fair, they are a younger group, but Jordan Swindle will leave open a spot at left tackle next season.  Insert Junior College transfer Tate Leavitt.  Tate plans on enrolling at UK in January, giving him plenty of time to acquainted with the offense.

On this week’s podcast, Freddie Maggard said that Tate would be starting for the Cats right now if he was at UK.  After watching his highlights, you can see why.

While watching consider this: twice this year Tate was up against some of the best defensive ends in the country.  Against Fort Scott (the team wearing black-on-black at the :30 mark) he pancakes Koron Crump, a 3-star who is currently down to Baylor, Tennessee and Arizona State.  At the 1:40 mark, you can see Tate take down Tramal Ivy, a 3-star end committed to Oklahoma State.  To say it’s impressive would be an understatement.

Most highlights from offensive linemen aren’t very entertaining, but not his. Pancakes for everyone!


Recapping UK Commit AJ Rose’s Sr. Season



Even though many future Cats will have another chance to continue their season this Friday, A.J. Rose is not one of them.  His team finished 2-8 and he’s a commit you probably never hear about, but don’t count him out.  Rose makes some jaw-dropping plays.

The Class of 2016 commit was a jack-of-all-trades.  Rose put the team on his back.  Carrying a heavy load, the running back rushed for a combined 424 yards and 5 touchdowns in his two best games.  But they don’t list him as “athlete” for no reason.  He also took snaps as a quarterback and split wide as a receiver.  Rose also dabbled in defense, the side of the ball he’ll likely play at UK.

Check out his season highlights and enjoy the agility and acceleration.  He has an impressive “second gear” thanks to the way he picks up his knees when he runs.  No matter where he ends up playing at UK, he’ll be moving fast and running hard.

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The early signing period begins tomorrow.

Here’s what Kentucky’s schedule looks like for the week…

Wednesday, 1 pm: Wenyen Gabriel will sign with Kentucky

Thursday, 6 pm: De’Aaron Fox announcement on ESPNU, expected to pick Kentucky

Saturday afternoon: Sacha Killeya-Jones will sign with Kentucky

Lock down those three in this early signing period and that’s a good foundation to attack the recruiting trail for the spring addition.

Eric Bossi of predicts the future.’s basketball recruiting analysts named his picks for several of high school basketball’s top stars today. You can see all of his predictions here.

For John Calipari and Kentucky, he predicts De’Aaron Fox and possibly Malik Monk, with Monk’s recruitment being “too close to call between Arkansas and Kentucky.”

Bossi has Jarrett Allen, Bam Adebayo, Marques Bolden, Kobi Simmons, Marques Bolden and Rawle Alkins going elsewhere. 

ESPN’s Jeff Borzello thinks De’Aaron Fox can be an All-American “right off the bat.”

Borzello had this to say in the ESPN experts recruiting discussion:

Outside the top three guys, though, I think De’Aaron Fox is going to make a huge impact at the next level — and I do think his future home will be Kentucky. He’s just so fast with the ball in his hands, and so aggressive off the bounce, that he’s going to be one of the best playmakers in the country. Throw in the fact that he’s maybe the best defensive guard in the 2016 class, and I just think you have a guy who has a chance to be an All-American right off the bat.

Adam Finkelstein believes the same thing about Malik Monk, assuming Monk picks Kentucky in the end. Right now, Monk is likely waiting to see how the UK backcourt shapes up at the end of the current season.

The Cats lost a Class of 2018 football commitment today.

Jermaine Eskridge, the star wide receiver who committed to UK back in the busy month of July, reopened his recruitment today. He left this message for the coaching staff on his Twitter device:

I would like to thank Coach Scott, Coach Dawson and the entire Kentucky staff for everything y’all have done for me. After speaking with my family, I have decided to Decommit from the University of Kentucky. As of today Nov10 I have reopened my Recruiting Process.

Thanks everybody for your support

Predictable, considering Eskridge is only a sophomore in high school. The pickup was nice at the time, but I don’t think anyone expected it to last.

Tacko Fall plans to sue the NCAA if he’s declared ineligible.

The 7-foot-6 freshman is hoping an academic waiver will allow him to play college basketball at UCF, but it’s not looking good. Fall had a 3.6 GPA in his final two years of high school; however the NCAA isn’t accepting all of his coursework.

I tell you that as an excuse to post this Vine:

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Four-star wide receiver decommits from Kentucky

When Jermaine Eskridge committed to Kentucky over the summer, we knew it was far from a sure thing. Eskridge is only a sophomore in high school, and though he said he planned to attend UK for college, early commitments rarely pan out.

Well today, the somewhat expected news came out that Eskridge has decommitted from Kentucky and reopened his recruitment. The four-star wide receiver in the 2018 class had this message for the UK coaching staff on Twitter:

At the time of his commitment, Eskridge was the ninth prospect to commit to UK in the month of July. It was an unprecedented month for the staff, although a lot of it was based on momentum. It’s not a shock to see the youngest of that bunch reconsider his decision.

Good luck to the young man. Hopefully he keeps the Cats in mind going forward.

Cats In The NFL: Week 9

The NFL season is crossing the mid-point this week as the playoff picture begins to take shape. Here’s where you can check out former UK players in action today:

Randall Cobb, WR, & Tim Masthay, P, Green Bay Packers (6-1)

Week 9: @ Carolina Panthers

The Pack try to bounce back after a humbling loss in Denver. Unfortunately they face another unbeaten team in Carolina.

Bud Dupree, OLB, Pittsburgh Steelers (4-4)
Week 9: vs Oakland Raiders

The Steelers need a win to remain in the playoff race in the loaded AFC. The Raiders are looking to prove their high powered offense is for real. Should be an interesting game in the Steel city.

Winston Guy, DB, Indianapolis Colts (3-5)
Week 9: vs Denver Broncos

Peyton Manning is 0-2 when returning to Indy. Something tells me that win column is going to change today. Sorry Winston.

Stevie Johnson, WR, San Diego Chargers (2-6)
Week 9: vs Chicago Bears

Stevie gets to get loose on Monday Night Football this week.

Chris Matthews, WR, Seattle Seahawks (4-4)
Week 9: BYE

Za’Darius Smith, OLB, Baltimore Ravens (2-6)
Week 9: BYE

Jacob Tamme, TE, Atlanta Falcons (6-2)
Week 9: @ San Fransisco 49ers

Fresh off a breakout performance in week 8, Jacob Tamme and the Falcons travel to San Fran to face the hapless 49ers.

Danny Trevathan, ILB, Denver Broncos (7-0)

Week 9: @ Indianapolis Colts

Danny Trevathan is a key cog in what looks like the NFL’s best defense. The Broncos could remain unbeaten until a showdown with the Patriots later this month.

Larry Warford, OG, Detroit Lions (1-7)
Week 9: BYE

Avery Williamson, ILB & Wesley Woodyard, ILB, Tennessee Titans (1-6)
Week 9: @ New Orleans Saints

The Titans try to move forward after firing head coach Ken Whienhunt earlier this week.

Who will you be pulling for this week in the NFL?

A Quick Look at Tonight’s Recruiting Visitors

Mac Jones during Thursday night action. (Will Dickey | Florida Times-Union)

Mac Jones during Thursday night action. (Will Dickey | Florida Times-Union)

Even though there’s plenty to do on Halloween night, most of UK’s commitments will be spending the evening in Lexington.

The quarterback commits, 16’s Gunnar Hoak and 17’s Mac Jones, will be in attendance.  Almost all of the instate guys, Kash Daniel, Zy’Aire Hughes, Davonte Robinson, and Drake Jackson.  It’s not certain that Lafayette’s Walker Wood and Jedrick Wills will be at the game, but it’s a safe bet, considering they haven’t missed one all year.

There’s plenty of Ohio kids making the trip down I-75.  Cornerback Jaylin Bannerman should be in attendance along with fellow future secondary members, A.J. Rose and Tobias Gilliam.  There’s a handful of 4-star Ohio kids in the Class of 2017 that could make the trip, along with a talented trio in the Class of 2018, but it looks like the undecided kids will make it a game-time decision.

The star-studded recruiting room will be packed once again.  How packed you ask?  The HL’s Ben Roberts reports there will be close to 200 recruits at tonight’s game.  That’s A LOT.  Hopefully there’s a better performance than the last time the room was full, against Florida.

Mac Jones during Thursday night action. (Will Dickey | Florida Times-Union)

A Couple Future Wildcats Shined Last Night

Will Dickey | Florida Times-Union

Will Dickey | Florida Times-Union

Before Trey watches future Wildcat Zy’Aire Hughes, a few other future Cats crushed it a night early.

Mac Jones’ final regular season game was for  the District Championship, against rival Raines.  The 2017 QB commit put his team ahead on a 17-yard touchdown pass with 2:29 to play.  They quickly fell behind after a big kickoff return, but Mac had a minute and a half to take back the lead.  Unfortunately, after a 22-yard pass, his receiver was stripped.  Jones didn’t get the win, but he still finished with 196 yards on 8/16 passing, throwing and rushing for a touchdown.   

Jones is spending the day off traveling to Lexington to watch the Cats for the second time this season.

Charles Reeves committed to Kentucky on his birthday last week.  He spent some time celebrating, but last night he spent time putting in work.  Reeves had 5 catches for 126 yards, helping his team to a 27-0 victory.  His 2 touchdowns came from 54 and 33 yards out, making this man miss in the process.



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Happy Thursday afternoon, everyone. We’re that much closer to the weekend! Let’s celebrate by going over the latest recruiting news, because there’s been A LOT of it this week.

There are three visits to keep an eye on this weekend

This weekend, three of UK’s top targets will visit the schools considered UK’s best competition in their recruitments: Harry Giles will visit Duke; Malik Monk will visit Arkansas; and Bam Adebayo will visit NC State. Duke has long been considered the favorite for Giles, but Calipari has tried his hardest to make up ground in the past few months (more on this in a minute). Kentucky is now the leader for Monk, but will a visit to his home state school turn up the pressure to stay home and play for the Razorbacks? Similarly, NC State is pulling out all the stops for Bam Adebayo, including bringing in his AAU teammate Dennis Smith Jr., who committed to the Wolfpack in September.

Calipari has made a lot of progress on all three of these guys, but will this weekend’s visits derail the Cats’ momentum?

Cal visited De’Aaron Fox today

Cal stooped by Cypress Lakes High in Katy, Texas today to check in on the nation’s number one point guard, who will announce his decision in the coming weeks. All signs continue to point to Kentucky.

Jarrett Allen pushed his visit back a week

The five-star power forward from Texas was scheduled to visit Kentucky this weekend, but had to reschedule for next weekend. Now, he’ll spend Halloween weekend at Houston, one of the in-state schools pursuing him the hardest. For some reason, I don’t feel like I know Allen as well as the other 2016 prospects, so let’s fix that with some highlights:

ICYMI, Harry Giles will announce his decision on November 14

Yesterday, Evan Daniels went on KSTV and said he believes Kentucky’s made up some ground with Giles, who will announce his decision at the Phenom National Showcase in North Carolina on November 14.

“I do think Kentucky made up some ground on their visit and you certainly can’t count them out,” Daniels said. “I think most have signed him off for Duke, but it’s too early to do that yet. I think Kentucky is certainly involved.”

Barring a disastrous trip to Durham, I still think Duke’s the safe pick here.


Speaking of Evan, this tweet is pretty awesome

Gabriel, of course, is already on board. Even if Kentucky misses out on Giles, landing both De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk (who have discussed playing together at the next level) would be HUGE.

Switching to football…

Mac Jones will be at the Tennessee game

UK’s 2017 QB commit will come up to Lexington for Saturday’s game after a huge game of his own Friday night. Jones will lead Bolles against Raines in the Florida Class 4A District 2 championship game.

If I had to guess, I’d say he’ll be joined by several of the 2016 commits. I don’t think Landon Young, Drake Jackson, or Kash Daniel have missed a game this season.

Speaking of 2017 commits…

Michael Warren ran for almost 200 yards last week

UK’s 2017 RB commit ran wild in Toledo Central Catholic’s win over Toledo St. John’s last Friday, rushing 28 times for 196 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw a touchdown out of the wildcat formation. Warren visited Michigan State earlier this year, but insists he’s fully committed to Kentucky.

“I love everything about Kentucky, and I love it when I’m there,” Warren told’s Bill Greene. “It’s a great program, and they’re doing a good job this year, but they have to learn to finish games off.”

Yes, they do. Click here to check out Warren’s highlights from last week.

2018 commit Jermaine Eskridge ruled eligible

Remember Jermaine Eskridge? The 2018 five-star athlete committed to Kentucky back in July and this fall, has been tied up in a dispute with the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). In April, Eskridge’s family moved to a house within the Jefferson High School district so his mother could be closer to a dialysis clinic, but in July, they had to return to their previous residence in a different school district because of structural issues. Eskridge’s mother filed a hardship waiver so her son could still attend Jefferson High and it was approved; however, a week later, Eskridge was ruled ineligible to play pending an FHSAA investigation. At the time, there was speculation Eskridge and his family were set up by the coaching staff at his former high school.

Thankfully, yesterday, Eskridge was ruled eligible to play and will be able to play tomorrow night. The Jefferson Dragons are 2-6, but still have a chance to make the playoffs, especially with him back on the roster. Meanwhile, Eskridge remains a hard UK commit despite taking an unofficial visit to Florida earlier this month.

Here’s a refresher on what he can do:

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Happy Tuesday afternoon, friends. Doesn’t this all of this rain make you want to curl up on a nice mattress from Sleep Outfitters and read the latest recruiting news? Me too, so let’s do it.

De’Aaron Fox Watch continues

Kentucky is considered the strong leader for the nation’s top point guard, who will wrap up his recruitment in the coming weeks. His high school coach Emmanuel Olatunbosun told Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader that John Calipari is expected to visit Fox at his school in Texas later this week and that Fox has been in “constant communication” with the UK staff.

If you listened to today’s show, you heard Matt’s prediction that a commitment from Fox could come by the Kentucky State exhibition, which is a week from Friday. Will Calipari’s visit later this week speed that up? Stay tuned…

Rawle Alkins says he will decide “as late as possible”

Alkins is doing a blog for USA Today’s high school site and his first entry includes a recap of his trip to North Carolina (“I would have to say that my favorite part was when Coach Roy hit the Quan!”). Alkins doesn’t mention Kentucky much, only to say they’re part of his top eight, but write that he plans to make his decision “as late as possible”:

My recruitment process is cool; I still plan to wait as late as possible before I decide. I just want to see who’s all definitely coming and who’s staying in school and who’s leaving. I just feel like people can be promised lots of things and commit early thinking the player that’s there is getting drafted but it’s all about how guys play during the season. It’s not about what people say. I think it’s just smarter to wait and get all of the information and then decide what’s best for me.

Smart kid. Hopefully, in his next entry, he’ll talk about the letter he received from UK fan Preston Carter last week encouraging him to come to Kentucky.

ESPN’s new team rankings put Kentucky’s 2016 class at #7 so far

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Jeff Borzello writes that it’s “another slow-starting class” for the Cats, but as always, will pick up speed as the year goes on. Of current UK commit Wenyen Gabriel, Borzello writes:

“Gabriel was one of the biggest risers during the summer period, catapulting from a back-end top-100 prospect into the five-star range. He has a high ceiling and is only getting better.”

Hopefully De’Aaron Fox will boost UK’s ranking soon.


Kash Daniel received his US Army All-American Bowl jersey today

Now he, Drake Jackson, and Landon Young all have their jerseys for the bowl game, which will take place January 9 in San Antonio, Texas.

Now go getcha a mattress!

Landon Young received his U.S. Army All-American jersey today

Landon Young received his U.S. Army All-American jersey today



Lafayette’s Landon Young was given his U.S. Army All-American jersey in a ceremony at his high school earlier today. He was joined by fellow UK commits Kash Daniel and Drake Jackson, who are also U.S. Army All-Americans.