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Today was a big day on the recruiting front with the whole football commitment and all. It leads this week’s Thursday Recruiting Roundup brought to you by the good people and comfortable beds at Sleep Outfitters…
Kentucky picked up its sixth commitment in the 2017 class today.
Charles Reeves Jr. out of Steubenville, Ohio became Mark Stoops’ sixth commitment in the 2017 class today and his fourth from Ohio. The 10th-ranked tight end in the Top247 is a big, athletic pass-catcher, standing at six feet, five inches and 230 pounds. He chose the Cats over Wisconsin, Michigan and Purdue, among others. Ohio State has shown interest but did not offer.
Nick Roush will have analysis and an exclusive interview with Reeves here on the website a little later today. Keep an eye out for that as you celebrate the Yahtzee.
Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox considering the same school.
In case you missed it yesterday, arguably the two best available guards in high school basketball are still considering teaming up in college. Oak Hill Academy head coach Steve Smith believes it is very likely after a conversation he had with Harry Giles, who attended Kansas’ Midnight In The Phog and Big Blue Madness with Fox and Monk.
Smith told ZagsBlog, “(Giles) kind of told me where they’re leaning but I’m not saying. I’m keeping my mouth shut.”
“Harry (Giles) didn’t necessarily say it, but it sounded to me like they might be going together somewhere. But I don’t know if it’s a 100 percent a sure thing, but they visited some of the same schools obviously.”
Fox is strongly believed to be Kentucky bound and Kentucky is in Monk’s top two, along with Arkansas, which Fox isn’t considering. Only Kansas makes the list for both guards, but Kentucky is likely the destination if a package deal were to go down.
Together, they would form one of the best backcourts Calipari has had at Kentucky, maybe even the best.
John Calipari visited Wenyen Gabriel last night.
According to Ben Roberts of The Herald-Leader, Coach Cal stopped by Wilbraham, Massachusetts last night to check on his latest commit, Wenyen Gabriel. Gabriel committed to Kentucky three weeks ago and he cited Calipari’s active role in his recruitment as a major factor in picking the Cats.
Marques Bolden taking an official visit to Oklahoma this weekend.
Once a Kentucky lean, Marques Bolden seems to be slipping from John Calipari’s grasp. Coming off his visit to Kansas two weeks ago, the top-ranked center canceled his visit to Big Blue Madness the following weekend. Now, he plans to visit Oklahoma this weekend for his fourth official visit.
Bolden took his official to Lexington last month. ESPN recently named Kansas the favorite for his services. I will agree.
Drake Jackson, Landon Young and Kash Daniel to receive Army All-American jerseys soon.
Jackson is scheduled to receive his U.S. Army All-American jersey tomorrow night, while Landon Young will receive his on Monday. We’re sending Roush to both ceremonies for pictures and quotes and all that good stuff.
Kash Daniel won’t be far behind when he is presented with his later next week.
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