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Sleep Outfitters’ Thursday Recruiting Roundup

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 Kobi Simmons will take an official visit to Kentucky this weekend

I mentioned this in the wakeup post, but it bears repeating. Tomorrow, Simmons will arrive on campus for an official visit, the first of three he’s taking in the coming weeks. Next month, the five-star combo guard visit UNLV and Ohio State, and he’s already visited Georgia, his home state school. His dad told Ben Roberts they will decide between the four programs next month, and laughed at the notion that Kentucky has cooled on his son.

“It’s just funny to me that people think that,” said Demond Stephens. “Cal talks to me. Kenny (Payne) talks to me. We talk every day.”

 Marques Bolden visits next weekend

The best center in the 2016 class will come to town next Friday before taking officials to Duke on September 18 and Kansas on September 25. Reason to feel good: Bolden’s AAU coach and mentor is Jeff Webster, Julius Randle’s former coach. Reason to worry: Duke has a slight edge in his 247 Crystal Ball.

Here’s a reminder of what he can do:

 ESPN released their new 2017 recruiting rankings

Here’s where those with UK offers stand:

1. DeAndre Ayton
2. Wendell Carter
3. Michael Porter, Jr.
5. John Petty
7. Jarred Vanderbilt
8. Mohamed Bamba
9. Gary Trent Jr.
13. Nick Richards
18. Zach Brown
25. Trae Young

Point guard Trevon Duval was ranked fourth, and although he doesn’t have an offer from the Cats yet, he’s expected to pick one up soon.

  Don’t forget that Kash Daniel plays in Frankfort Friday night

Paintsville’s game against Frankfort High School is the BBN’s best chance to see the future Cat play in Central Kentucky. It kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Sower Field, which apparently is a little difficult to find. Here’s a map to help guide you:

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Daniel scored three touchdowns in his season opener. What will he do this week?

  3-star cornerback has UK in his top two

Three-star cornerback Carlos Becker is considered the 37th best corner in the 2016 class, and according to 247 Sports, he’s got the Cats in his top two, along with NC State. Ryan Bartow spoke with Becker, who says he’s going to take officials to Kentucky, NC State, Wisconsin, Ole Miss, and potentially Florida State. He said the Cats were the first “big SEC team” to offer him, and the fact that he considers UK a “big SEC team” speaks volumes to me.

He may be a NC State lean, but he was spotted by his classmates wearing a UK shirt on “college day” today:

Why not, right, Carlos?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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3 Comments for Sleep Outfitters’ Thursday Recruiting Roundup



  1. CG
    4:38 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Re: Bolden – Webster also coached Matt Jones from Desoto, TX who went on to play at Duke. Who knows what will happen but there is a Duke connection there as well sadly.



  2. novalsi
    4:45 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Hearing more and more about 4* 2018 DE Richard Gouraige from Tampa … someone who Jermaine Eskridge singled out as a solid target for UK when he committed is now calling UK “the leader” for his services.



  3. UKfaninLou
    4:45 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Man, I want based on name alone!