So the first day in nearly three months in which I am unable to be around a computer, and what do we get? Possibly the most exciting recruiting day in recent memory. Evan has done a good job of breaking down the news below, but from my hotel in Franklin, Kentucky, I cant help but give a couple of quick beats….
Josh Harrellson: I am big on this guy and think the commitment is important. A big man who can step out and shoot the three pointer….exactly what Kentucky can use. Think a less developed Scott Padgett….that is what Harrellson can provide. We heard this weekend he would decide on Tuesday and he made his call early in the evening. It was clear in our conversation with him early in the day that Kentucky was his choice and now the Cats finally have a big man in the class. Good news.
Dominique Ferguson: What can you say? 2010 big man that the two guys who I trust most who follow recruiting tell me is “an absolute stud.” He was on my radar to see play this summer, and Gillispie goes ahead and gets him before we can even scout him. This could end up being the highest ranked player signed at Kentucky since Stone/Bogans. He is that good. An amazing piece of news.
Jon Hood: 2009 in-state player who has made a national splash. Told our own Evan Hilbert that Kentucky is now the leader. Considering that UT and Duke are on this kid, you cant help but be happy with this news. He could make a decision within a few weeks.
Add to that the fact that Vinny Zollo is visiting this weekend and we hear good things (2011 recruits however dont get me too excited too early) and this has been a banner day. 7th most hits all time on this site and the server didnt crash. Reason enough to celebrate. I was in the car with Joe and Ramel when the Harrellson news broke and both guys said, “good.” When the Ferguson news broke, Ramel said, “Damn, they gettin everybody.” Yes, yes they are.
When recruiting dies down a bit, I will tell a story from today in Franklin that will warm your heart and make you proud to be a Kentucky fan and proud of these Seniors. But until then, enjoy the good news…..banner day in the Bluegrass….