Just when you think that finally UK’s recruiting for next season is done, another name comes on the horizon. The newest UK prospect is none other than Dan Werner (a name only an accountant could love), a 6’8 power forward prospect out of New Jersey who has decided to back out of his commitment to NC State following the departure of Coach Herb Sendek. Werner is a bit outside the mainstream of high school recruiting…..well actually, he is a lot outside the mainstream of recruiting, a player so unnoticed that when he committed to NC State, most questioned why the Wolfpack would take such a reach.
But at Kentucky, that deters no one. With the release of Werner, the news is that many schools have inquired, including….get this, the Cats. Werner’s coach has mentioned he is interested in Kentucky and one insider has even suggested that they may be his leader. Werner has been compared to (get ready) Bernard Cote…..yes read that sentence again, Bernard Cote. However the Cats arent the only school looking into him as Florida, Pitt and Vandy have also made moves.
Now I admit up front I know nothing about this kid and I will tell you that no one else does. His last name is Werner and he looks like an extra from Hoosiers….that is pretty much all i can say. But it does smell like a perfect Tubby recruit late in the game…..take a guy who falls in his lap….that no one knows and try to make a star. Remember the name Dan Werner…..something tells me it might be important