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Kentucky contacts 5-star big man Yohan Traore

Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Kentucky has reached out to the top-five recruit for 2022. After missing out in the two best big men of the class of 2022, and looking like they may have top rely on on a transfer big man, Kentucky has reached out to 2022 5-star center Yohan Traore. Traore is the No. 4 player in the nation, according to Rivals. Traore was ranked No. 64 in the summer, but shot up to the fourth spot back in late August. An interesting little tidbit? He attends Dream City Christian out in Glendale (AZ) and is teammates with Kentucky Wildcats...

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4-star recruit Treyveon Longmire decommits from Kentucky

@TreyveonLongmi1 The in-state star from Corbin has reopened his recruitment. Following a 9-3 regular season, the Kentucky Wildcats are looking to finish off what’s shaping up to be a great 2022 recruiting class. Unfortunately, they’re losing one of their top recruits, as Treyveon Longmire has reopened his recruitment. After talking to my family, I am going to re-open my recruitment and explore all my options. #GODSPLAN https://t.co/lSpyfChID8— Treyveon Longmire (@TreyveonLongmi1) December 3, 2021 Longmire chose Kentucky in the spring over the likes of...

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UK commit Dane Key named Paul Hornung Award winner

Larry Vaught The award is presented to the best high school football player in Kentucky. Soon to be Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Dane Key has earned the highest honor any high school football player in the Commonwealth can win. Key, a senior 4-star recruit from Lexington who attends Fredrick Douglas High School, was announced as the winner of the Paul Hornung Award, awarded annually to the best high school football player in Kentucky Thursday morning by the Louisville Quarterback Club. First Jager, now Dane. Congratulations to the 2021 Louisville Quarterback Club...

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4-star recruit Deone Walker sets decision date

Deone Walker/Kentucky Football Alabama, Georgia and Michigan are among the schools who’ve offered Walker. Will Kentucky pull off the major recruiting victory? A decision date has been scheduled for one of the Kentucky Wildcats’ top remaining targets in the Class of 2022. On December 15th, 4-star defensive tackle Deone Walker will announce his college choice. It’s also the same day the early signing period begins. You can watch the announcement on CBS Sports HQ. Standing at 6-foot-6 and weighing in at 350 pounds, Walker is ranked No. 201 overall in the 2022 class...

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Torrance Davis enters the transfer portal

@TorranceDavis8 Another running back enters the portal. The Kentucky Wildcats will be losing another player to the transfer portal, as sophomore running back Torrance Davis took to Instagram to announce his transfer last night. Originally from Cleveland (OH), Davis was recruited to Kentucky as a running back and returned to the position this season. As a freshman he saw action in five games as an inside linebacker, in which he totaled two tackles. Davis was ranked as a three-star recruit in the class of 2020, and was considered a top 500 prospect in the class by the...

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Travis Tisdale enters transfer portal

Matt Stone/Courier Journal via Imagn Content Services, LLC Tisdale was a former 4-star recruit at arguably the deepest position on Kentucky’s roster. Now that the Kentucky Wildcats are off for several weeks until their bowl game, this is when we’ll start seeing the transfer portal heat up. The latest player to leave the program is running back Travis Tisdale, who entered the portal today. He joins Jake Pope and Nik Scalzo as the host of 2019 signees to leave the program. Kentucky class of 2019 transfersM.J. Devonshire: PittsburghTravis Tisdale: PortalShawn'Kel...

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Arizona coach Jedd Fisch seeks DC with ability to develop and recruit players, West Coast ties

Fisch outlines the qualifications he’s looking for in the UA's next defensive leader; plus, addressing the Wildcats’ penalty problems and other notes.

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Devonte Ross backs off commitment to Kentucky

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue Kentucky loses a signee from the 2021 class. The Kentucky Wildcats and 3-star receiver Devonte Ross are parting ways. On Friday, Ross announced on Twitter that his recruitment was reopening. Recruitment back open!!! Hudl highlights in my bio and pinned to my profile! GPA good just waiting to get cleared by the NCAA clearinghouse! Also thanks @UKFootball for everything! @RecruitGeorgia— Devonte Ross (@devonteross22) November 26, 2021 Ross initially committed to the Cats as a Class of 2021 recruit, though he never made it to campus and...

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Kentucky has reportedly contacted LSU transfer Eli Ricks

Photo by Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via The former 5-star recruit could help bolster a position of need in the defense. If there has been a constant question mark surrounding this year's Kentucky Wildcats football team, it has come from the cornerbacks. Carrington Valentine has shown promise in his first season starting, but he’s also been rough around the edges. Offenses tend to pick him out. Cedrick Dort and Quandre Moseley have also had moments, but once again have had their fair share of struggles as well. How do you get better immediately at a position of...

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Reed Sheppard commits to Kentucky: Highlights and breakdown

Commonwealth Journal The Bluegrass kid has the skill set and pedigree to become a star in Lexington. One of the more intriguing recruitments in the history of UK basketball has reached its conclusion. 2023 combo guard Reed Sheppard is officially committed to John Calipari and the University of Kentucky Wildcats. The hometown 5-star recruit pledged his allegiance to the ‘Cats in front of a crowd of family, friends, and media members at North Laurel High School on Saturday. Sheppard’s verbal commitment marks UK’s first commit in the Class of 2023. Early on in his...

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Arizona women’s basketball inks top 10 class

Maya Nnaji during her commitment announcement The Wildcats are one of six Pac-12 teams in the top 10 When head coach Adia Barnes arrived, Arizona recruiting classes were not ranked. The Wildcats didn’t regularly pull in top 100 players let alone top 35. Those things started to change in 2017 when Sam Thomasa arrived. The next season, Arizona had the No. 14 class in the country according to ESPN HoopGurlz. Cate Reese, ranked No. 12 by HoopGurlz, became the highest-ranked recruit to ever sign. Those “highest-ranked ever” marks have now been bested. “I’m really...

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Shaedon Sharpe signs with UK; now ranked in the Class of 2021

Jai Lucas on Twitter UK also saw its 2021 class jump up to No. 2 overall. The Kentucky Wildcats have officially signed the top-ranked high school basketball recruit...sort of. Shaedon Sharpe, previously ranked as the consensus top recruit in the 2022 class, has signed his National Letter of Intent. Right after the signing, UK head coach John Calipari released a brief statement on Twitter, saying that Sharpe, “has the ability to be one of those guys who can make a special impact.” Shaedon Sharpe has the ability to be one of those guys who can make a special impact....

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Shaedon Sharpe enrolling early at UK; “I’ll do whatever the team needs”

Shaedon Sharpe on Twitter Sharpe will be in Lexington very soon. It’s official. Shaedon Sharpe, the No. 1 overall recruit in the 2022 class, will enroll early and join the Kentucky Wildcats for the second semester this season, he announced Tuesday. The plan is for Sharpe to train this season with the team but not play in games, though he did say he’ll do whatever the team needs of him. Sharpe also announced he will, “100% be at Kentucky next season.” it’s #bbn see y’all soon. ⚪️ #mytoolbox pic.twitter.com/bJ5Z0E1OvR— Shaedon Sharpe...