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Sleep Outfitters’ Tuesday Recruiting Roundup

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It’s been a busy Tuesday so far, but that won’t stop us from going over all the latest recruiting news in hopes of selling you a Sleep Outfitters mattress.

ESPN says UK leads for Malik Monk, De’Aaron Fox, and Jarrett Allen

ESPN Insider’s Adam Finkelstein posted a lengthy recruiting update this morning, and in it, said he believes Kentucky leads for shooting guard Malik Monk, point guard De’Aaron Fox, and center Jarrett Allen. We knew as much on Fox and there were hints that the Cats were surging ahead of Arkansas for Monk, but the news on Allen is actually surprising. The Texas native’s 247 Crystal Ball is 90% Longhorns, for goodness’ sake. Allen visits UK on Halloween weekend, and Finkelstein said he thinks UK will end up with either Marques Bolden or Jarrett Allen:

Allen cut his list to eight and is coming off a recent visit to Notre Dame which reportedly went well. Nonetheless though, it’s starting to look more and more like Allen could be headed to either Kansas or Kentucky, schools he’ll will visit in back-to-back weekends to end the month of October. Ultimately, it might come down to the domino effect, given that both schools are in the mix for Marques Bolden. If one guy ends up at Kentucky, the other could be sealed for Kansas.

Finkelstein’s predictions for other UK targets:

  • Harry Giles: Duke
  • Bam Adebayo: NC State
  • Rawle Alkins: NC State
  • Kobi Simmons: Ohio State
  • Marques Bolden: Kansas

[ESPN Insider]

De’Aaron Fox wants to announce before November 16

That’s the day his senior season starts, and from what we’re hearing, he’ll be a Cat. Whispers aside, Fox already seems to have a bond with the program after inviting one of his friends, a UK fan with cerebral palsy, to his in-home visit with Cal. After the visit, Fox said it was “probably the best feeling I’ve ever had in my life. I’ve never got to help someone out like that.”

Not only would Kentucky be getting the best point guard in a loaded 2016 class, they’ll be getting a quality individual.

Harry Giles cancels his visit to North Carolina

After a “great time” at Big Blue Madness, the 6’10” power forward canceled his visit to North Carolina, his home state school. He’s also considering Duke, Kentucky, Wake Forest, and Kansas. While the Blue Devils are still considered the leader, we’re hearing Kentucky made up some ground on Giles’ visit to Lexington. At one point during the Madness festivities, Calipari walked over to Giles and said something. Any guesses as to what it was?

Drake Jackson will receive his US Army All-American jersey on Friday

Photo by Clay Rouse

Friday’s a big day for future Cat Drake Jackson, who will receive his US Army All-American jersey at 2 p.m. in a ceremony at Woodford County. Nick Roush will be on hand to cover the event for us before he leaves for Starkville. The last time Drake was in front of the cameras, he throw down the L next to a Louisville softball commit, so I can’t see what he does this time.

Tadarrius Patterson hints he’s close to committing

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The three-star outside linebacker seemed a lock for Kentucky this summer, but recently visited Alabama and picked up an offer from Mississippi State. In fact, he’ll be at the Kentucky/Mississippi State game in Starkville this weekend. Hopefully it will be the Cats that impress, and not the Bulldogs…

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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18 Comments for Sleep Outfitters’ Tuesday Recruiting Roundup



  1. brain
    3:12 pm October 20, 2015 Permalink

    At one point during the Madness festivities, Calipari walked over to Giles and said something. Any guesses as to what it was?

    We don’t have to pay women to sleep with you at UK.



  2. THamp
    3:22 pm October 20, 2015 Permalink

    He probably told him that with height like his, to stay away from CWS unless he enjoys cramped leg room.



    • Ha!
      3:23 pm October 20, 2015 Permalink

      Stay home, fucc boi. #L1C4Losses #L1CWHORE



    • THamp
      3:31 pm October 20, 2015 Permalink

      I’m a UK fan and graduate. I love the Cats, I just think that if I’m paying good money to go to a game that I should have plenty of legroom.



    • Bourbon Breath
      3:37 pm October 20, 2015 Permalink

      If you’re that upset about your damn leg room and the money you pay, stay home in your recliner. No one gives a shit about your legroom.



    • THamp
      3:40 pm October 20, 2015 Permalink

      We spent $100 million on free wifi but can’t even get seat backs on all the chairs or legroom for fans that want to be comfortable? I gave UK 4 years of my life and am still paying for the loans. I expect to enjoy myself!



    • yitbos
      3:52 pm October 20, 2015 Permalink

      I’ve never really been to many stadiums that provide plenty of leg room



    • Bourbon Breath
      4:06 pm October 20, 2015 Permalink

      maybe if you donate more money you will get your own recliner on the sidelines. Pay up, THamp!



  3. Brian
    3:22 pm October 20, 2015 Permalink

    Man, it’s awfully quiet around here today… Where are all the trolls that usually camp out on every post?? 😉



    • Brian
      3:24 pm October 20, 2015 Permalink

      Nevermind, pu$$ies like THamp are still here…. smh.



  4. @BallBlog_Chad
    3:47 pm October 20, 2015 Permalink

    if we add a big guy, whether it’s Bolden/Allen/Adebayo and then Fox and Monk, we’re going to have an enormous roster next year … that’s adding 3 guys to Gabriel, SKJ and Wynyard … plus we’ll have Humphries, Matthews, Mulder, Willis, Hawkins back … that’s 11 guys and assuming Ulis, Briscoe and Lee are leaving with Skal, Murray and Poy

    thinks NC State is going to have Dennis Smith and Alkins and Adebayo, wow … Smith may never even play college ball, but that’s a heck of a class for them



  5. Bluecat15
    4:01 pm October 20, 2015 Permalink

    We need Bam



  6. Bluecat15
    4:03 pm October 20, 2015 Permalink

    Bam Bam BamBam



  7. EAST-TX-CAT
    4:09 pm October 20, 2015 Permalink

    What is the draw to play for NC State?



    • Rodney
      4:17 pm October 20, 2015 Permalink

      Well it is an ACC school, maybe recruits think they’ll get free hookers and never have to go to class.



  8. slford00
    4:18 pm October 20, 2015 Permalink

    We need Fox committed and signed YESTERDAY. I love that recruiting story, and not-coincidentally he’s one of my most wanted recruits in a while.



  9. 8 god
    4:24 pm October 20, 2015 Permalink

    What happened with Thon Maker? That man is unbelievable. I thought we really wanted him?



  10. Leuther
    7:30 pm October 20, 2015 Permalink

    My sources continue to say that Giles is a lock for Dook…