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Sleep Outfitters’ Tuesday Recruiting Roundup

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Eli Wright is going to Mississippi State.

One of the best players in the state of Kentucky, Owensboro’s Eli Wright is taking his talents to Starkville to team up with his Hoop Dreams AAU teammate, Aric Holman, who is also from Owensboro.

Wright is the 20th ranked shooting guard in the Top247 and he had hoped to hear from John Calipari and Kentucky. But with a class full of talented guards, Cal is looking elsewhere to fill his backcourt needs, thus leaving Wright no option but to leave the state. He also had looks from Florida and Indiana, among many others.

I’m worried this is one we’ll hear about on down the road and wish we had him. Wright can play and now we’ll have to see him for four years in the SEC. He’s the next Chris Lofton/Anthony Hickey, the home state kid playing for revenge against UK.

Harry Giles to visit for Big Blue Madness.

HUGE NEWS from yesterday regarding the No. 1 player in the country, Harry Giles. Giles announced his plans to visit Kentucky for Big Blue Madness on October 16. Getting him on campus that weekend is extremely important in luring him away from the state of North Carolina. It will hopefully go a long way in his recruitment.

Giles will visit Wake Forest, North Carolina and Kansas before his trip to Lexington, then he’ll wrap up his official visits at Duke in late October.

Jeff Goodman thinks Harry Giles is the second best high school prospect in the last decade, behind Anthony Davis.

Markelle Fultz may be done taking visits.

Kentucky was never getting another one anyway. Fultz recently said he has seen all he needs to see at UK.

A five-star shooting guard, he recently took officials to Louisville, Arizona and Washington, and can take two more if he decides he needs to look at other options.

We plans to talk things over with his family soon and go from there.

Levon Livingston expected to join UK football this fall.

Josh Edwards over at The Cats Pause is reporting Livingston will indeed make his way to campus this fall. On UK Football Media Day, Mark Stoops said Livingston was “working through some things” to make his way to Lexington in time for the fall semester. It sounds like those things were worked through and he will enroll, although he’ll be way behind the eight-ball on the gridiron. Almost a guarantee to redshirt.

Jedrick Willis like what he saw on his visit to Tennessee.

Lexington’s massive offensive line prospect was in Knoxville over the weekend to check out the Vols. His Lafayette head coach, Eric Shaw, told, “Jedrick and his father went down. He loved it. He loved the facilities. He said it was a beautiful campus. He loves the way they practice and the way they went about their business.”

Willis, a teammate of UK commit Landon Young, plans to take several more visits throughout the season.

Hopefully tiny Ryan Lemond can help keep him in Lexington for college.

Now go buy a mattress.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

6 Comments for Sleep Outfitters’ Tuesday Recruiting Roundup

  1. Hicksy
    4:22 pm August 18, 2015 Permalink

    Fox and Fultz, come on down.

  2. Bo Dallas
    4:25 pm August 18, 2015 Permalink

    Demling, who runs the yard board, thinks Fultz will commit to uofl by the end of the week. Lol.

  3. BMT
    4:37 pm August 18, 2015 Permalink

    I hope I’m wrong but I get the feeling that Giles is gonna be a Dookie. As a result of us platooning last year, Duke winning the title and Slice leaving after a single season, I think Krzyzewski and company have finally turned the tide in the battle of recruiting against Cal. Don’t get me wrong, “only” having the 2nd best recruiting class in the country is hardly anything to complain about but the days of Calipari getting most of his “first choice” players seem to be over. At least for the immediate future.

  4. I Sayy
    5:03 pm August 18, 2015 Permalink

    It is Wills* not Willis

  5. jr55
    9:08 pm August 18, 2015 Permalink

    Is this going to be another recruiting struggle year? Cal better get something going or history will be repeating itself.

  6. Jim
    9:29 pm August 18, 2015 Permalink

    WWW also has coach K as a client.He has to share and share alike.