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Stop what you’re doing. It’s time for this week’s Tuesday Recruiting Roundup, brought to you by the super-comfortable mattresses and pillows at Sleep Outfitters. I know you have trouble sleeping at night, so consider upgrading your setup with the great deals Sleep Outfitters provides. But read the recruiting nuggets first…


Miles Bridges’ recruitment reaches panic mode for BBN.

By now you’ve heard we’ve lost all that confidence we once had in Kentucky landing Miles Bridges, the third-ranked small forward in the class. Word on road is Bridges simply enjoyed his official visit to Michigan State more than his official visit to Kentucky. What can you do? (I blame Draymond Green.)

Bridges during his official visit in East Lansing.

Bridges during his official visit in East Lansing.

Now it’s up to Calipari and Kentucky to make up lost ground in these final two weeks, or surrender Bridges to the Spartans when he announces on October 3. There’s still a chance it could be Kentucky in the end, but if the decision were today, Michigan State is the likely pick.

Calipari is visiting Harry Giles today.

Last night, De’Aaron Fox. Today, Harry Giles.

Coach Cal will check in with the nation’s No. 1 recruit today. It’s Cal’s second time meeting with Giles in the last week. The two chatted around this time last week at Giles’ Oak Hill Academy.

Giles will be in Lexington for Big Blue Madness in 25 days.

Edrice “Bam” Adebayo is becoming a primary target.

Adebayo will also get a visit from Calipari today as he climbs up the Cats’ priority list in the 2016 recruiting class. As is the case with Giles, Calipari met with Adebayo around this time last week and he is back again today for more.

Adebayo did not receive a scholarship offer from UK until late in the summer, but the staff is moving quickly with making him feel wanted in Lexington. He hopes to visit campus soon.

Wenyen Gabriel will officially visit Kentucky this weekend.

The No. 4 power forward in the 247 Sports Composite plans to take his official visit to Kentucky this coming weekend. If Miles Bridges soon picks Michigan State, Gabriel becomes an even bigger name on UK’s list.

It will likely come down to the home state Maryland Terps and the Wildcats in the end for Gabriel. Maryland is the presumed leader for now, but the upcoming trip to Lexington will be his first time seeing the kingdom. That can certainly change his mindset.

He is hosting Duke today for an in-home.

Russ Yeast now a four-star prospect on recently updated its 2017 player rankings and UK commit Russ Yeast earned his fourth star in the change. Yeast is now the 26th-ranked athlete in the nation, a four-star prospect, and the No. 2 athlete in the midwest. The son of former UK star Craig Yeast, he will play wide receiver once he arrives in Lexington for the 2017 season.

Yeast recently visited Ohio State, but he insists he is 100 percent committed to the Wildcats.


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Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

17 Comments for Sleep Outfitters’ Tuesday Recruiting Roundup

  1. FlatTopsAndBlockedShots
    3:53 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    I don’t know how the Miles Bridges thing is a shock. Huntington Prep kids don’t come to UK, WIggins, Bryant, Gil-Ceaser, and Bridges

    • Mathlete
      4:00 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

      Other than Wiggins, we haven’t missed them that much anyway.

  2. Mathlete
    3:59 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    Kentucky isn’t for everyone. Best of luck to Bridges wherever he picks, but he’d be a superstar among superstars if he joins BBN.

  3. Teetim
    4:01 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    Shouldn’t the recruiting roundup include more football than someone is now a four star? What about the multiple visitors for the UK/Florida game? I know basketball is king, but…

  4. Jordan
    4:42 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    sure hope we get Fox

  5. inside info2
    4:44 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    I can’t wait to see Yeast in action. His dad was the best at YAC I’ve ever seen at UK and made Tim Couch look a little better than he was.

  6. @BallBlog_Chad
    5:09 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    don’t think Yeast is a lock to play WR either … he could play DB at UK

    • gossie21
      5:15 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

      That’s what I thought. I heard he was projected as a DB in college. I guess it could still go either way, but with our current depth at the WR spot I like the idea of building similar depth in our secondary.

    • J-Dub421
      7:13 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

      I don’t care what position Yeast plays, I just want him in blue and white.

  7. Andrew
    5:11 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    Maybe that’s what happens when your football team wins HUGE football games at home – something Kentucky wouldn’t know much about unfortunately. Too bad we couldn’t get him to Midnight Madness or Alumni Game.

    • gossie21
      5:17 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

      I’m not sure how that makes sense at all. If all it took to lure in top-rated basketball recruits was to have them come to a big home football win, then the SEC would have much better basketball programs.

    • Ha!
      5:19 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

      0-3, fucc boi.

    • Andrew
      5:27 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

      Don’t think I said that is all it would take, but it certainly can’t hurt. Wonder why a majority of high-major programs bring basketball recruits to football games? Hmmmm…you know, you’re right Gossie21. That makes no sense at all.

    • Ha!
      5:37 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

      Probably to get an idea of the fan experience. There’s no basketball being played anywhere currently, if you didn’t know. I would say its better than visiting the rifle team.

      Pretty sure the basketball recruits don’t really give two shits how the football program does……. Or, like gossie said, you’d think the SEC would do a lot better at reeling in top level recruits.

    • CardFan502
      5:38 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

      Great. Louisville basketball is really gonna suck. They haven’t won a football game all year!!!

  8. Leuther
    8:14 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    My sources still say Giles is a lock for Dook…

  9. Leuther
    8:18 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

    I’m an instigating troll.