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Is Cal recruiting Drake to Kentucky?

We already know Cal is a master recruiter, but this morning, he took it to another level when he tweeted about his visit Friday night with rapper Drake, who recently got his high school diploma:

For those that don’t know, Drake dropped out of high school at age fifteen to join the cast of “Degrassi: The Next Generation” in order to help his family pay the bills. At the UK Alumni Game back in September, Drake told the crowd and reporters that his relationship with Cal and UK inspired him to finish his high school education, which he did a few weeks ago. Drake said it was one of the best feelings in the world and he wants to follow it up by going to college as well. Cal being Cal, he wanted to make sure Drake had all the information about UK to make an informed decision.

If Drake takes Cal up on his offer, the eRupption Zone just got a lot more street cred.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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38 Comments for Is Cal recruiting Drake to Kentucky?



  1. UK Homer
    10:45 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Like to see that ‘recruiting video.’



  2. Blueblooded
    10:46 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Look at you TT, throwing your big moderator weight around! Not only did you beat Drew to the post, you laid the smack down & made him take his post down. You go girlfriend!!!



  3. Old Fart
    10:46 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    I hate Drake and I hate all these young whipper snappers our program is attracting. Lets go back to the gold old days before we sold our soul.

    Bring back Orbzut and Shagari!



  4. ky_99
    10:50 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    #3 I agree! Those “gold? old days” were much better. I don’t think this years twin towers will even come close to Orbzut and Shagari……………



  5. calipeari
    10:50 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Drake won’t be sitting in the eruption zone, he’ll be on the bench baby!



  6. Marvin
    10:51 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Has anyone said Cal “gets it” lately?



  7. Shawn
    10:56 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    It absolutely would never happen because of Drakes career as a musician but could you imagine If Cal got him to be a walk on on the basketball team? Any of you young guys wanna play on the team with Drake? I thought so. Now that would be a kick In the butt to Billy D.



  8. Not So Fast
    11:00 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    #7 Didn’t lil Romeo or some rapper have a “career” at USC?



  9. Wikipedia
    11:06 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    8 According to The Wall Street Journal, it appears the decision to grant Miller a full scholarship at USC was largely driven by his relationship with friend and teammate Demar DeRozan, the 6-foot-6 All-American forward who was rated as the number five prospect in the country on Scout.com. The Wall Street Journal reported Coach Tim Floyd as saying, “Last April…Percy Miller called while driving both players from a tournament in Fayetteville, Ark…Percy Miller said ‘Demar and Romeo are ready to make their decision, and would you like to have them both on scholarship?’…’I said absolutely.'”[32] Miller and DeRozan began playing in the 2008—2009 season.



  10. bigbluejon
    11:06 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    I’m really getting sick of the preferential treatment Cal is showing these RAPPERS. Great role models for UK and BBN, Coach Cal. Why don’t you give P Diddy a national title ring too?



  11. recruiting video
    11:07 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Id love to see that video tooooooooo



  12. Drake
    11:07 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    I poop ice cream.



  13. BigBlueHoo
    11:09 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    10 Okay, Cal should give attention to other celebrities who aren’t rappers. Who do you want? Honey Boo Boo?



  14. Tbone
    11:10 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Matt,
    How do you feel about Cal always having Drake involved with the things going on with the program? Drake constantly raps about smoking weed, having sex with multiple women and cusses every other breath in his raps. Do you think he should be the “celebrity face” of the program?



  15. #10 go away
    11:10 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    That’s All………….



  16. Amaze Pants
    11:16 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Drake just reclassified to 2013. Hold those graduation gifts.



  17. RGL
    11:21 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Imagine Drake being on the bench or team in some capacity as a “student assistant” lol. Think anyone would cry over that one?



  18. HoldThePresses
    11:25 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    whaaaatttt 14? Weed, sex, and cussing??? Sounds like a college kid. How dare he!



  19. NKY_UK_fan
    11:33 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t know how much street cred you have after being on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Just sayin.



  20. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    11:37 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    I think Cal should have Tony Bennet as our face of the program. Now that’s one hip dude, hepcats!



  21. GapToothDanny
    11:45 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    [drake] I’m not a student, but I did play one on TV [/drake]



  22. Why Drake?
    11:45 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    The man is always moderatin’ a brothah’s comments… dam



  23. barn
    11:55 am October 29, 2012 Permalink

    personally i think the Turtleman would be a great ambassador and a great face to put forth with UK basketball, and all UK sports for that matter. he’s a huge UK fan and was at the UK/tenn football game last year. what kid doesn’t love the Turtleman? wouldn’t his rebel yell sound great in Rupp, along with cheerleader-led shouts of Live Action!!



  24. Conjk123
    12:11 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Isn’t this Illegal I’m am a huge UK fan but Cal might want to be careful here giving someone like Drake a copy of our recruiting video could bring violations to UK because those types of media are property to the University by NCAA restrictions and only used for game preparation Just Saying guys



  25. Curious
    12:13 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Could Drake come to UK and walk on for Cal?

    That would be unbelievable!



  26. Curious
    12:14 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    #24

    I’m sure Cal is a whole lot smarter than you and pay people a whole lot of money to look into those things. He’s fine



  27. JayCee
    12:17 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Gimme odds on the guy to the far left never having accomplished shat in his life besides being Drake’s friend.



  28. Bluey
    12:20 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    #14 How do you feel about having a coach on your sideline that cheated on his wife by banging a skank on a restaurant table and then paying for the abortion?



  29. flipdunkking
    12:21 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    #25
    If he could’ve walked on I am pretty sure that the giving of gifts (ring, jersey, etc) would all be violations at this point



  30. flipdunkking
    12:22 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    even money 27



  31. enes
    12:37 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    I think Cal should give a ring and a jersey to Charles Manson and keep him on the short list for other UK exposure.



  32. ChokerJoker
    1:09 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    #31 Don’t give him any ideas…it may happen.



  33. BillyBBN
    2:11 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    WHY IS CAL ALWAYS INVOLVING THESE DAMN RAPPERS IN OUR SCHOOLS BUSINESS?!!?!?!



  34. Shawn
    2:12 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Drake busted Chris Brown In the face with a campaign bottle and split him open In a night club. Id say his street cred Is well intact. And Drake Is actually one of the cleaner rappers out there. A lot of his music In considered R&B….not gangster rap.



  35. Love my student section but....
    2:44 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Screw the eruption zone. Get Drake a uniform as a walk on. Can you imagine the amount of excitement recruits would have knowing they could be on the same team as Drake.



  36. bob
    3:01 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Gave him a video instead of a book….



  37. MemphisKnowsCal
    3:47 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Ruh-Roh…ANOTHER “who took his SAT test”scandal?????????????



  38. old_school
    9:21 pm October 29, 2012 Permalink

    Why waste a walk-on position with a 26-year GED recipient?

    Everyone knows the duty of a UK walk-on is to boost the team’s GPA.

    Besides – why should Cal persuade Drake to go to college. According to Cal – the goal of young men from the inner city is to make millions – not necessarily to go to college – and Drake has made his millions.

    It’s all about these kids getting theirs. Cal gets it.