It was quite a busy night in the Bluegrass for the Kentucky football team. The Cats picked up not one, but two commitments for Mark Stoops’ defense.
The first of the night came from a Jay Ward, a three-star cornerback who chose UK over West Virginia, UCF, Iowa State and others. The third commitment from the state of Georgia in the 2019 recruiting class, Rich Brooks’ old recruiting stomping grounds are bringing elite athletes back to the Commonwealth. Ward attends Colquitt County High School, the former home of running back Sihiem King, and is coached by Rush Probst, the man who became famous leading Hoover High on MTV’s “Two a Days.”
Speaking of Hoover High, that’s where Kentucky (kinda) found the second commitment of the night. Defensive lineman Taures Payne completed high school football in Hoover before transferring to Northwest Mississippi C.C. A 6’4″ 265-pound defensive lineman from Hoover and a Mississippi JUCO is all you need to know that he will be a stud (because Miss. JUCO defensive linemen are the best and most reliable recruits from the JUCO ranks).
The Cats’ 2019 football class now features ten commitments. That number should continue to grow in the coming weeks.
Relive Draft Night
The dust is still settling after a wild and crazy NBA Draft. Wenyen found a Summer League home in Sacramento, Kevin Knox was introduced to the New York media, Jarred Vanderbilt was riding a scooter in Denver and much more.
We do what we do to win championships. But it's also about nights like these. Take a few minutes and watch this and see why. To see a young man and his family's dreams come true, it makes us work a little harder and dream a little bigger. #DreamBig #NBADraft #WhoWantsToBeNext pic.twitter.com/1sNNDyp30F
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) June 22, 2018
One of Cal’s Best is in Town
Kentucky Wildcats never hesitate to return to reunite with their coaches on UK’s campus. That rule is not exclusive to UK players. Dejuan Wagner, Calipari’s first “one and done” who averaged 20 points per game at Memphis, is in Lexington this weekend for Cal’s Father-Son Camp.
A Name from UofL’s Past Resurfaces
And no, it’s actually not a scandalous woman. Remember Akoy Agau? He was a forward at the end of Rick Pitino’s bench four years ago that opted to transfer to Georgetown. After a few years there and at SMU, he is returning to UofL as a grad transfer to play for Chris Mack. There are unorthodox college basketball paths, and then there’s this.
Who Won, Skip or Skip?
Skip contradicts himself so much you can make a video of skip debating with himself ??? pic.twitter.com/FkYJ14HC2Z
— Rashid™ (@Bettyx2_) June 21, 2018