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Sources Say Podcast Ep. 109: Kofi Cockburn returns to Illinois, the latest on Jalen Duren

KSR’s Jack Pilgrim is joined by Shawn Smith of Go Big Blue Country to discuss Kofi Cockburn’s decision to return to Illinois and Kentucky’s involvement throughout the star center’s recruitment. Then, the Sources Say crew breaks down the latest on UK’s chances to land Jalen Duren and why the staff remains confident despite growing skepticism among national sources.

Among the highlights:

  • Just how interested was UK in Kofi Cockburn?
  • Did the star center want Kentucky from the start?
  • The media leak and ensuing spin was one for the ages
  • Fit concerns were legitimate, but were they worth it?
  • On the (minor) pushback inside the locker room
  • Jalen Duren is John Calipari’s top priority
  • Does UK actually have a shot?
  • Who is the current favorite?
  • Kentucky is taking a massive risk
  • Who is UK’s next commitment in the class of 2022?
  • More recruiting notes from Peach Jam

You can listen to the episode in its entirety below:

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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