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Sleep Outfitters’ Thursday Recruiting Roundup

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Today, we’re starting a new feature on KSR with some help from our friends at Sleep Outfitters. Every Tuesday and Thursday, we’ll bring you the latest recruiting news for both basketball and football. Let’s start with the oblong ball…

FOOTBALL

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Obviously, the biggest recruiting news this week centers around 4-star inside linebacker Kash Daniel, who will announce his decision on July 4th like a great American. The announcement is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Paintsville High School, and the three hats on the table will be Kentucky, South Carolina, and Louisville. (If you’ve seen the picture of the hats, it’s pretty clear the Louisville gas station hat has no chance.)

All signs continue to point in Kentucky’s direction to the point that if Kash picks South Carolina or Louisville, it will be the biggest troll move in UK football recruiting history. I have it on good account that WON’T happen and the Cats are in great shape.

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Craig Yeast’s son goes by the name of Russ and looks ready to follow in his dad’s footsteps at Kentucky. The 2017 athlete/wide receiver has offers from Kentucky, Indiana, Louisville, Maryland, and Iowa to go along with interest from Notre Dame, Tennessee, Michigan, and Florida State. Earlier this week, he told CatsPause he enjoyed his visits to UK and Notre Dame the most, going as far to say he’s come very close to committing to the Cats.

“Every visit I take to Kentucky is an opportunity for me to see if that’s a place for me to see if I would like to play. I have been there a few times and I have came very close to committing but I realized that it is not time for that so I am going to back off of that.”

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If the Cats keep trending upward, it’s only a matter of time until he’s on board.

BASKETBALL

 

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Alkins picked up an offer from Kentucky in May, and the Cats’ interest in the 6’5″ shooting guard has ramped up considerably in the past few months. ZagsBlog is reporting that Kentucky will watch Alkins and his AAU team over the next three weeks in events in Georgia, Long Island, and Vegas. This dunk he threw down ten days ago should tell you why the Cats are so interested:

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Simmons participated in the Steph Curry Select Camp this week and talked to Evan Daniels about his game and recruitment. I can’t embed the video here, but he mentioned Kentucky A LOT. Kentucky was the first school he mentioned when Evan asked which head coaches had visited him, the visits he’s taken, the visits he still wants to take, and the schools who have prioritized him recently.

Kentucky has been the favorite for Kobi for a while now, and although he hasn’t given a time frame for his decision, he says he’s thinking more and more about it every day.

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Kentucky may not be considered the favorite for the number one player in 2016, but I had to include him because he’s tearing it up in the U19 World Championships in Greece this week. Yesterday, Giles scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in USA’s 93-45 win over Argentina, his second straight double-double of the tournament. In USA’s four wins, he’s averaged a team-high 14.5 points and 9.2 rebounds, looking every bit the best player in his class. For that reason, he remains one of Cal’s top priorities.

While most analysts think Giles will stay in-state and go to either UNC, Duke, or Wake Forest, Kentucky could sell him on immediate playing time assuming Skal Labissiere (and/or Marcus Lee) heads to the 2016 Draft.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

7 Comments for Sleep Outfitters’ Thursday Recruiting Roundup



  1. Bleed Blue
    3:09 pm July 2, 2015 Permalink

    Many think there is no chance Giles comes to UK but that is not the case. He loves Cal and UK, but he is being influenced to stay home. Hopefully Cal and Wall (they are very good friends) convince him to leave.



  2. Laker Cat 18
    3:37 pm July 2, 2015 Permalink

    Yes please. I’ll take all of them.



  3. fatbrat
    3:46 pm July 2, 2015 Permalink

    We can never have too many elite receivers. Yeast has been a target of Stoops since his arrival in Lex.His dad is one of the most prolific pass catchers in UK history. Time for his son to follow in his dads footsteps. Let us not loose this kid like we did George Adams son to LSU.



  4. j
    4:45 pm July 2, 2015 Permalink

    Kobi Simmons’s (his face, not his playing ability) looks like a mix of Michael Jordan and MKG



  5. Erin
    4:54 pm July 2, 2015 Permalink

    The fact that Craig Yeast has a son that’s looking at colleges makes me feel very old.



  6. BigBlueFeller
    5:06 pm July 2, 2015 Permalink

    CRAIG YEAST II……………. OMG I AM OLD!!!!

    Loved his watching his dad at UK and was fun to see him in Cincy as a pro. Today’s NFL he could’ve maybe hung on longer in the league being as little as he was. Akili Smith didn’t do him any favors either…..



  7. CatBlue in LR
    6:00 pm July 2, 2015 Permalink

    Where’s Malik Monk? Are we giving up on him already?