The 4th of July has come and gone, but my head is still rattling with the banging of fireworks. I spent last night watching surrounding homes shoot off fireworks across the clear Kentucky sky. Here’s to hoping you had a safe and enjoyable celebration yesterday, as well.
Now onto the news and notes you need to know to start your Sunday:
Three-Star Linebacker commits to Kentucky
Saturday afternoon, Kentucky received a commitment from three-star linebacker Martez Thrower. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound pass-rusher out of Rochelle, GA is considered the No. 699 overall prospect and No. 42 outside linebacker in the 2021 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Thrower picked the Cats over offers from schools such as Arkansas, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska and Tennessee.
For more on Thrower, including his relationship with linebackers coach Jon Sumrall, click here.
“They have been with me, they never gave up on me and they made me feel important.”
— ChadSimmons_ (@ChadSimmons_) July 4, 2020
Can I start the movement now to bring back the Power K? Who’s with me?
Skyy Clarks talks at length with KSR
KSR’s recruiting expert Jack Pilgrim has been hitting the ground hard in getting to know the potential future targets for John Calipari and company.
On Friday’s edition of the Source’s Say podcast, Jack and his co-hosts interviewed one of the top targets in the Class of 2022; Skyy Clark.
If you missed any of the stories from that interview, be sure to click through the links below to stay up-to-date on an incredibly talented prospect.
- Skyy Clark preparing academically for a potential reclassification to 2021
- Skyy Clark says Kentucky offer is a “huge blessing,” moment “didn’t even seem real”
- Skyy Clark discusses highly anticipated Kentucky offer, breaks down recruitment with KSR
KSR County-by-County Tour continues tomorrow
If you aren’t a frequent listener of the radio show, Matt and the crew have been taking a virtual journey through all 120 counties across the state. For someone that grew up in Boone County, went to WKU in Warren County, and now lives/works in Grayson County, I have truly enjoyed learning about areas of the state I know nothing about; primarily the eastern and far western portion of the state.
The tour continues this week with:
- Monday – Graves County
- Tuesday – Grayson County
- Wednesday – Green County
- Thursday – Greenup County
- Friday – Hancock County
I have spent time in Graves and Hancock Counties, but I am not sure I have ever been to Green or Greenup. If you live in those areas, be sure to give Matt a call and represent your county. I look forward to learning.
Joey Chestnut wins Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
I will never know whether I enjoy watching the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest or if I am instead incredibly disgusted. Regardless, Joey Chestnut completely dominated the competition, winning the contest yet again.
Mrs. Tyler’s annual live blog was a smashing success. If you missed all of the action, you can go back and relive the blog, by clicking here.
Best Thing I Saw Yesterday
If there is one thing we have all struggled to do over the past four months, it is to find things that can make us smile. Whatever makes you happy is completely up to you, but for me, I always enjoy a good video. It can be heartfelt or funny, it just has to be good.
The best log of that has been from Rex Chapman’s Twitter account and because of that, I find myself going to it almost daily. What started as a simple “Block or Charge” has now morphed into showing a wide variety of content.
Yesterday, he posted the following video. I am not sure why I enjoyed it so much, but it just felt right. Enjoy!
Happy 4th of July 2020, y’all.
Here is Japanese Ambassador to the United States – Yamanouchi Kanji – shredding the Star Spangled Banner on guitar – Jimi Hendrix-style…pic.twitter.com/dm8FOZB39r
— Rex Chapman?? (@RexChapman) July 4, 2020
That is the news you need to start your Sunday. Hope you enjoy it and go Cats!