All eyes are now on Caleb Swanigan and Jamal Murray as Kentucky looks to complete its 2015 recruiting class. Murray, a five-star shooting guard, is currently on UK’s campus on an official visit, which is a very good sign for the Cats. Over the weekend, we heard Kentucky also gained some momentum with five-star center Caleb Swanigan; however, there’s a report this morning from Eric Vaughn, aka “The Geeker,” that Swanigan has committed to Purdue.
— Eric Vaughn (@evgeeker) May 19, 2015
Who is Eric Vaughn and should we trust him? Vaughn runs TheGeekReport.com and is a former assistant coach/color commentator. He’s got 1,774 followers, including Jeff Goodman and Reggie Rankin, so there’s that. He also likes turtlenecks that zip up. Swanigan has ties to Purdue, so the news wouldn’t be terribly surprising.
Evan Daniels just confirmed the news, so it looks like it’s legit:
Caleb Swanigan, a five-star center, has verbally committed to Purdue, a source confirms to Scout.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) May 19, 2015
So the Cats miss on Swanigan, but does this mean some good news is on the way from Jamal Murray?