Last week, Kentucky got a commitment from Nate Sestina, a grad transfer from Bucknell, and judging by today’s Kentucky Sports Radio, Reid Travis played a big part in making that happen. During his interview this morning, Reid said he hosted Sestina during his visit and made sure to answer any questions the big man had about coming to Kentucky.
“As soon as he got on campus, I was the one to host him, rightfully so. I felt like I was the gate keeper, trying to explain to him how the grad year works and what he could expect and the kind of things I learned throughout the year. I was able to sit down with his family and him and talk a lot, for about two days while he was on campus.
“I think everyone should be excited about him getting on campus. He’s a hard-playing guy, very humble, down to earth. Obviously he had success last year at Bucknell so I’m excited for him. I think he’s going to be a great piece. He’s definitely exactly what we need for next year’s team.”
It’s not fair to compare Sestina to Reid, but hearing these comments makes me feel even better about what he’ll bring to the program.