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May 25

Cats Offer 2012 Big Man Robert Carter

Posted by: Ryan at 7:36 pm | Leave a Comment (2)
Category: Recruiting

Relax! He’s not kin to Jared, he may have gone to Jared, but all we know right now is that he’s tall and has an offer from the Cats. According to multiple sources this afternoon Kentucky has offered Robert Carter, a 5-star 6’7″ power forward from Thomasville, GA (where the make the furniture I’m guessing) Thomasville High.

Here’s a brief excerpt from ESPN:

Strengths:
Carter possesses the tremendous combination of size, strength, and agility. Many believe he has NFL-level potential on either the offensive or defensive line. His wide body and nimble feet remind me of Glen “Big Baby” Davis in a lot of ways. Carter knows how to create space and gain position in the post and has soft hands that are like catchers mitts when receiving the ball. Once he gets the ball he becomes a scorer you can go through late in games to get you a basket or get to the free-throw line. Although he is a load in the paint, his true strength offensively is his ability to step away from the basket and consistently knock down jump shots out to the arc.

Bottom Line:
Robert’s total approach to the game has changed since his early high school years. He’s lost all of his baby fat and possesses one of the best shooting strokes of any big in the class and you trust him with it. He also gets off the ground so much better. He has excellent touch around the basket and he can create shots now he couldn’t a few years ago. The combination of size and agility are very hard to find and this guy has it oozing from his pores.

 

May 25

Towles Is Kentucky’s Lone Verbal On ESPNU 150 Watch List

Posted by: R.A.Pedigo at 4:01 pm | Leave a Comment (0)
Category: Recruiting

ESPN’s SEC recruiting writer, Edward Aschoff, has posted his SEC recruiting scorecard for the 2012 SEC football team classes thus far. He notes the number of verbal commitments and the number of commitments from each school on the 2012 ESPNU 150 Watch List.

Kentucky currently has 3 verbal commitments for 2012, and only one from the ESPNU 150 Watch List. Quarter back, Patrick Towles of Fort Thomas-Highlands is currently Kentucky’s highest regarded player for 2012. Edward says this about Patrick, “Patrick Towles of Fort Thomas, Ky., threw for 2,471 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior and committed to the Wildcats in April.

Kentucky once had another quarterback from Ft. Thomas-Highlands that was pretty good. Why don’t we let the old guy talk a about the NEW guy…

May 23

Football Cats Join Bama, Miami, Ohio State, And Michigan On Defensive Lineman’s Final List

Posted by: R.A.Pedigo at 2:20 pm | Leave a Comment (0)
Category: Recruiting

You are probably aware that I am not a fan of recruiting news or recruiting speculation. For the most part, I take the stance that I will talk about them, once they say they are a Wildcat. Please understand that the reason I am bringing up this subject is not to report on a young man’s recruitment by division 1 universities, it is because of who this young man has on his list of division 1 schools.

According to Corey Long of ESPN Recruiting, Cincinnati Taft High defensive lineman, Adolphus Washington, has trimmed his list of possible college destinations to five. 6-foot-4, 251-pound Under Armour All-American says Michigan, Ohio State, Miami , Alabama, and THE University of Kentucky have made his final list.

Before you go and say Kentucky has no chance, just remember, Kentucky was not on the lists of players of this ability 10 years ago. Adolphus had this to say about UK, “When it comes to Kentucky, I like them, my dad likes them, it’s SEC football and it’s close to my family.”
Washington is probably a long shot for the cats, but it is nice to see our name out there with the top football players in the country. Now, we just need to land a few of them! I WANT ADOLPHUS WASHINGTON! C! A! T! S!

May 22

Rickardo Ledo Lists the Cats Among 3 Big East Schools

Posted by: Ryan at 8:51 pm | Leave a Comment (0)
Category: Recruiting

Ricardo Ledo (6’5 sg – 2012) has his list, this time the Cats are in the mix against 3 Big East schools. Here’s Ledo in his own words, “I am looking at Kentucky, Providence, Syracuse and UConn. It’s a good process and I am opening it up to see other schools. We will see where it goes from here.”

Ricardo decommitted from Providence in January and has not scheduled any official visits just yet.

May 19

Deandre Daniels Where Are You?

Posted by: Ryan at 8:34 pm | Leave a Comment (0)
Category: Recruiting

It’s 8:30 EST and the decision Deandre Daniels was supposed to make this morning has T- 3 hours and a few minutes before it expires. Look, I get it. Your not sure what your going to do, again. So why keep setting these deadlines on yourself?

If you aren’t doing it the person that manages your schedules should reconsider their job.

Look forward to what you have to say…. Don’t let us down, again.

May 18

Cats In On 2-Way “Beastly” Recruit

Posted by: Ryan at 9:25 pm | Leave a Comment (0)
Category: Recruiting

And you thought two way was how you liked your Skyline chili. Apparently Joker and the boys like thier recruits that way. Specifically one out of Georgia that you should probably remember. His name, Steve Weatherly, his position, WR/Linebacker, how some describe him, “beastly”.

The 6’4″, 200 lb. Weatherly has some interesting ties to the Blue and White that shouldn’t be overlooked. 1) His former high school offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at North Atlanta High School was one Tee Martin and happens to be his lead recruiter and 2) His cousin, red-shirt freshman DB Eric Simmons @ Kentucky is his cousin.

But, don’t let that fool you. Weatherly is a prized recruit and countless BCS teams are after the kid. CatsIllustrated has some more info on the recruitment that’s fairly interesting but the videos below are all you need to get excited:

 

 

May 18

Where Will It Be? Trevor Lacey Announcement Live Stream

Posted by: Ryan at 2:00 pm | Leave a Comment (0)
Category: Recruiting

And Lacey picks the Tide. Good for him. Moving on.

May 17

Daniels and Lacey Could Announce Tomorrow

Posted by: Ryan at 8:17 pm | Leave a Comment (0)
Category: Recruiting

May 18th marks the original date Trevor Lacey set to have his press conference to announce where he will play next season. That was until yesterday when reports surfaced that he is even more confused now after visiting Kansas. So it sounds like it’s a crap shoot for UK or KU, but Auburn, Alabama and UConn have not been ruled out according to his dad. Lacey’s father even went as far to call his son “discombobulated” in frame of mind. Will Lacey’s decision come tomorrow? We will find out, and bring you the live feed if it happens.

According to IMG Academy coach Andy Borman DeAndre Daniels has made his decision and will make it public tomorrow. Sources close to the situation think he’s a Kansas lean but could ultimately choose Texas. Duke has been ruled out but never sleep on Coach Cal, so we should keep an eye on the kid that was once strongly considering the Cats.

 

May 16

Kentucky In On 2012 Mitch McGary

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Category: Recruiting

May 12

UK In On Top 2012 Recruit Rodney Purvis

Posted by: Ryan at 8:38 pm | Leave a Comment (11)
Category: Recruiting

UL fans feared for the worst when top 2012 recruit Rodney Purvis decommitted last month from the Cards top recruiting class. He was the 3rd such recruit to cut ties with the birds since assistant coach Tim Fuller and former Cat Steve Masiello left for greener pastures.

Now, the worst part could be happening as we all suspected. The Cats are in on Purvis. How do we know? Well, he sent out this series of tweets earlier in the day:

Should we be worried about Oklahoma? Nope. Should we worried about the Cards getting back into the mix? Nope. History shows that the “decommit” is just that. Rarely do kids rekindle their once initial interests. Not saying it couldn’t happen….. Anyways, the Cats are a long way from landing Purvis, but I like our chances.

Again, we are not a recruiting site, but there isn’t anything else to talk about at this point.