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Dontaie Allen makes huge jump in new rankings


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We knew it wouldn’t take long for Dontaie Allen to soar up the Class of 2019 rankings.

After leading the 78-team Under Armour event in scoring this past weekend, Allen earned the respect and recognition he deserves in the new Rivals.com update. Allen is now a four-star prospect, ranked No. 46 overall in his class. He had previously been unranked, outside of the Rivals150.

247Sports has not yet updated its 2019 rankings to reflect Allen’s breakthrough performance, but expect that to come soon.

The same goes for the offer from Kentucky — it should come soon, too.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

17 responses to “Dontaie Allen makes huge jump in new rankings”

  1. UKLugo

    Don’t hold your breath.

    1. TouchYoSocks

      Why?

  2. Ben27

    You don’t push Cal. It really depends on if he fits into Cal’s overall plan. There are so many variables that we as fans are not privy too! I get so sick of websites and fans telling Cal what he should do. So many of these players just want the offer from KY and have no intention to committing. We will soon find out.

  3. kjd

    A four star! That’s wonderful!
    Cal can now offer him. (sarcasm)

  4. ClutchCargo

    And if the UK offer doesn’t come at all, Allen and UK will both be just fine. But, by all means, keep stirring that pot.

    1. 4everUKblue

      Drew is a master of pot stirring.

  5. TouchYoSocks

    He’s on spot behind D.J. Jefferies, who’s already committed to UK. He’s plenty good enough kjd.

    1. kjd

      Sarcasm not aimed at the kid, tare those wringing their hands over Cal not offering, and Cal only offers 4-5 star kids.

  6. Bigblueswami

    It will come down to what’s his ceiling and what’s his mindset. Is he willing to wait for real playing time until is junior year? If yes, he will probably get an offer.

  7. jaws2

    But, but, but, he’s a KENTUUUUKY kid, Cal haaaaas to sign him!!!
    No state kids on the team, oh my the SKY is FALLING!!!

  8. UKinIN

    The whole “UK needs KY kids” mindset is pre-ESPN. KY doesn’t produce much, if any, Top 20 talent, which is the talent that the UK staff targets. KY talent that does get a look from the UK staff is now developing a “I can do better than sit on Calipari’s bench” attitude without knowing what will really happen. Seems like KY kids want guarantees that the UK staff won’t give. UK recruits at the highest level, signing elite players every year, and doesn’t have to settle for “good” KY kids. And kids usually end up where they belong even if it’s not UK.

  9. BBNBRIAN

    Could this be another case of “some people in the kids camp” believing he should be a 1-and-done, but Cal isn’t so sure? I haven’t been following his recruiting very closely, but if none of the Bluebloods have offered (yet), there may be “smoke” somewhere.

  10. kuhlkat

    Talked to his high school coach. Justice already told him he will get an offer soon.

  11. StuckinLville

    He seems to be our next Darius Miller and if people don’t think he shouldn’t offer him, you’re crazy! For one, look at how players have done well that went to other schools. We have missed out on some guys that could have really helped this team like Hawkins and Willis. Kentucky kids get it and play a lot harder when they put on that jersey and I bet if we had a good KY boy on the team last year, we would have never had to question the hustle and heart which only bleeds off to other players. Quade Green already said he cant wait to play with Keldon Johnson because of how hard he plays and it makes him want to play harder. We need these guys that are going to be passionate and work hard. Cal has learned his lesson the hard way about not having KY boys and taking athleticism over shooting. His approach is all together different and that was his approach before, guys like Diallo would have never been on the team. Put him in blue, Cal! He’s a top 50 player so he’d be dumb not to because we don’t produce top 50 talent that often. Better not let him be the next Chris Lofton.

    1. wyatts1

      Any real fans know this and knows your right, I’d not go as far as saying he’s stupid if he doesn’t but everything else I 1000% agree with. Most of these recruits think it’s business as usual, but a kentucky kid looks at UK as if it is their nba and will always leave their blood sweat and tears on the floor. I’m not sure any of the usual top 10 guys can say or act the same. A lot of fans hoped on that bandwagon when Calipari came along and don’t understand how much Kentucky kids has helped this program in the past. Either way I wish this kid luck and only the best no matter where he goes!!

  12. bigbluebanana

    What makes everyone so sure he’d accept an offer? Sincerely asking. Is it just because he’s from Kentucky? Or did I miss him saying he’d come but is just waiting on an offer?

  13. clint w.

    I live in Harrison county which neighbors Pendleton county where Dontaie plays high school ball. Apparently the muffles at school are that he likes Xavier the most. It’s closest to his home and playint time is a big factor. I’d say this kid won’t get an offer from Kentucky because if I’m hearing this I know Cal is too. Wouldnt be a good look to miss on an in state kid that you offered and missed on.