On this national day of remembrance for our veterans, let’s not forget to remember the 2010 kid to pledge his loyalty to the Cats first, Stacey Poole. Poole had told me over the weekend that he planned on signing his letter of intent at his school’s midnight madness festivities on Friday, but he has since changed those plans. Now it seems that Poole will be signing at some point tonight. Either way, there’s no shakiness on this kid. He’s going to be a Cat and we should all take some time to appreciate Poole, who is sure to make a huge….splash….at Kentucky.
Two other kids to watch and signing day notes:
– Tobias Harris still has needs to finish up his visits and then make his decision. That should come about a week from now and his scheduled announcement for ESPNU is set for Nov. 19th. With more visits set to come, it becomes even harder to predict where Harris might end up. As I’ve said all along, this kid has a ton of great situations at his various schools, many of which would make complete sense if he were to pick them. His father and Tobias both like the situation at UK a lot, so this is race certainly worth your attention.
– News was released earlier about Terrence Jones making a decision on when to decide. There has yet to be any confirmation from the Jones family about when they will decide but all signs seem to be pointing towards Terrence signing in the spring. However, I’m not completely comfortable with that assumption and so I’ll still keep a close eye on this situation. Jones came away with a great impression of UK and has always felt that he would be a good fit for the DDM. Whether he decides now or in the spring, Kentucky will be a major factor.
– The kids that seem to be spring chickens: Brandon Knight, Josh Selby, Jelan Kendrick, Doron Lamb and CJ Leslie.
– Evan Daniels reported earlier that CJ Leslie was in attendance at Ryan Harrow’s NC State letter of intent signing. Coach Hatchett, Leslie’s high school coach at Word of God, is Harrow’s brother in law. NC State is the school mentioned most when it comes to the possibility of Leslie not choosing Kentucky. While this is probably just a support thing on Leslie’s part, it has to be something that UK’s coaches don’t exactly like.
– Cory Joseph is a name that you’ll remember from earlier in the fall. The Cats kept their eyes on Joseph and made a few of his lists of finalists. Joseph is now saying that he will wait until the spring to decide, which could make him an option for Kentucky if others fall through.
– I also found it interesting, yet not surprising, that Luke Cothron (he of the many different high schools) didn’t and doesn’t plan on signing his LOI with NC State. Cothron obviously finds it extremely hard to make his mind up.