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National recruiting analyst thinks Arkansas is still in the mix for Kerry Blackshear

(Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)

(Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)

Kerry Blackshear’s recruitment has been an odd one in many ways, but the strangest turn may have been when he took an official visit to Arkansas. The Razorbacks are in full rebuilding mode under first-year head coach Eric Musselman, and although the former Nevada coach is known for piecing together rosters with grad transfers, no one is picking Arkansas to be a national title contender this season, even if they add Blackshear. Yet, one national writer believes the Razorbacks are still in the running.

In a recruiting roundup this morning, Rivals’ Eric Bossi said he believes Blackshear is down to Arkansas, Kentucky, or Tennessee, with a decision coming “soon.”

After developing into a potential NBA level big man at Virginia Tech, Blackshear has been the subject of pretty strong recruiting battle that has had twists and turns and lots of indecisiveness. My belief is that he should be making his decision soon and I would venture to guess that he picks either Arkansas, Kentucky or Tennessee but until he makes a decision we’ll all continue to watch and wait.

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41 Comments for National recruiting analyst thinks Arkansas is still in the mix for Kerry Blackshear



  1. sportsbird66
    3:49 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    At this point who cares



  2. N-UR-i
    3:56 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    Our posters are such children mentally.

    As for Blackshear, I would say no one knows. People just looking for click bait.



    • UKinmyblood
      4:05 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

      Fortunately we have towering intellects like you to offset the rest of us.



    • N-UR-i
      4:12 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

      As long as their are people like you ready to fall in face first to prove me right….



    • Skooms
      4:27 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

      There….. not their.



    • Skooms
      4:29 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

      Fall on…. not fall in. Wow Nuri, for someone wanting to preach intellect, you’re making a lot of grammatical errors.



    • N-UR-i
      4:32 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

      They’re not their lol



    • TPACAT
      4:55 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

      there, not their or they’re…



    • N-UR-i
      4:33 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

      Wisdom > Grammar



    • ukkatzfan
      8:45 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

      Guess that explains why you are arguing grammar. You are < both



    • satcheluk
      4:42 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

      Agreed



    • Smyrna_Cat
      9:26 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

      Most of these discussion start with KSR writers. Just sayin’



  3. UKinmyblood
    4:01 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    Any player stupid enough to select Arkansas over Kentucky is not anyone we want on campus anyway



  4. bigcat68
    4:20 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    This^^^



  5. UKfansNKY
    4:26 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    If this guy plans on getting to the next level, any other school other than KY……………………………would be a HUGE MISTAKE!!!



  6. mashman 93
    4:36 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    If he truly wants to win a national title then Kentucky is the logical choice. Arkansas is in total rebuild mold and Tennessee lost the top three players from last year.



    • satcheluk
      4:46 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

      I hope they get that total rebound mold cleaned up. That can cause respiratory distress.



    • mashman 93
      5:32 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

      Think you read that wrong.



    • a21CATSfan
      6:08 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

      Mode. Rebuild mode. For God’s sake, people, this commentary is depressing. CATS



    • mashman 93
      9:01 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

      I meant mode. Sorry we’re all not as smart as you buddy. You made need therapy if that depresses you.



    • mashman 93
      2:05 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

      may need therapy



  7. N-UR-i
    4:42 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    Come on down big man. The majority of us are grown, and understand what it takes to make a well informed decision. ^^ Those above me are the toothless mental migets every fan base has.



    • grammarpoliceUK
      4:51 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

      midgets lol



    • TPACAT
      4:57 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

      midget, not miget…



    • UKinmyblood
      8:24 am June 25, 2019 Permalink

      Dude. You have embarrassed yourself enough don’t you think ? Try some remedial language courses then come back using English next time.



  8. jaws2
    4:48 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    IMO if any of the stories are true about his other potential choices, I believe its’ because he wants to be THE man on the team. If that’s the case, I’d prefer he go to another school. If he rally wants to polish his skills and contribute in a team environment, he’ll come here. Kenny Payne, more than once, has proven he can get talented big men to drastically improve over a season. Either way, I’m good with it.



  9. wadmalawcat
    5:06 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    At this point, I could care less what Kerry decides. Move on BBN.



    • UKinmyblood
      8:25 am June 25, 2019 Permalink

      Agreed



  10. jim tom
    5:19 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    Pretty much



  11. mashman 93
    5:33 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    I did mess up mode though. ?



  12. Bluebloodtoo
    5:38 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    What’s clear about this is all the stuff that’s unclear. That part makes complete sense when you really look through the clouds and see the clear water underneath. Right?



    • jim tom
      5:50 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

      Arkansas can have him. Besides nothing better when the Hogs and Cats were fierce rivals. Epic games.



  13. KyZoneBlitz
    5:40 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    Quote – “I would venture to guess”…. another guy that doesn’t have a clue…. If it isn’t Evan Daniels opinion…. I don’t care for it much in bball recruiting, in most cases anyways… the only options that make sense, as Matt Jones stated earlier, is Kentucky or Florida…. I know the vols have been slated and Barnes is a pretty good recruiter, but Virginia tech makes as much sense as the vols. If he wants the exposure, chance to contend, he gets both at Kentucky where hed almost guarantee to be a starter at the 5/4. Florida he Has a chance to contend, but doesn’t get the same exposure as he would at Kentucky, but if I’m honest, IN MY OPINION, don’t beat me up guys but I just don’t think he’s all that good. I mean he’s not bad, but he’s not great, the size more so is what interests me, I actually think Reid Travis was better, but didn’t have the size that blackshear does. If he did, he would’ve been a 1st round pick. That 6’11 can’t be taught. If Nick Richards finally “clicks” we shouldn’t need blackshear, but that’s a big IF. Still can’t hurt to have another big body in the post. EJ has the length, Sestina has the frame at 250, but he’s essentially Travis with a perimeter game. It’s been a long time since we’ve had that 6’11/7’0 240-260 lbs big that dominates the post. Not since KAT and Dakari Johnson. We need one of those IMO, and I think blackshear is as close as we get and that’s why Cal wants him.



  14. UKinmyblood
    5:53 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    What a moron



    • zoupman
      9:03 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

      I hope he doesn’t come to Ky. Not needed, like the team we got and this dude seems self centered.



  15. Duuuuuude
    6:03 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    Makes no sense. If he wants to play on a national contender, then he comes to UK. If he wants to improve his stock for the draft, then he comes to UK. Maybe he is not the man at UK but if he wins a championship and improves his draft stock, then why not come just to improve as a player. If he wants to be the man, then why not just stay at VT?



  16. a21CATSfan
    6:16 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    If you don’t want this lineup {Hagans, Maxey, Whitney, Brooks, Blackshear} over this lineup {Hagans, Maxey, Whitney/Brooks, Montgomery, Richards}, you are outside of your mind. Because, you can believe that Cal will go small(ish) and run all day long if Blackshear commits. No more pounding the air out of the ball for 23 seconds and hoping to get an offensive rebound. If there is a miss on a fast-break, someone is tearing the rim off with the putback. I think Kentucky will have another chance at a Final Four without him, but Kerry Blackshear makes this team damn near unbeatable if he becomes a Wildcat. Stop bashing him. Reid Travis didn’t decide until June 20, and I bet you love him. CATS



    • UKinmyblood
      8:26 am June 25, 2019 Permalink

      Want and need are not the same thing



  17. sportsbird66
    7:26 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    N ur i me thinks you are the child



  18. Smyrna_Cat
    9:27 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    I think he is just taking a nap and just forget about all of this.



  19. ukkid193133
    10:48 pm June 24, 2019 Permalink

    This young man needs to do what is best for his future, in my opinion, that means he needs to come to UK where professional scouts, GMs etc can watch him play every week.