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4-star recruit Tyreese Fearbry picks KENTUCKY

Tyreese Fearbry on Twitter This is a HUGE one for Kentucky. The Kentucky Wildcats may have struggled to beat an FCS team today, but that didn’t stop them from scoring big on the recruiting trail. Just hours after the Wildcats’ 28-23 win over Chattanooga, they picked up a commitment from 4-star recruit Tyreese Fearbry, who announced the news via Twitter. Yesssirrr COMMITTED @Evolve2tenths @210ths @2_10thsRob @_Drew_55 @ArringtonMod @ImReem700 @CoachWhiteFB @UKCoachStoops @CoachBuffano @UKFootball @SnyderLinwood @TribLiveHSSN @TribStandout...

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Friday Headlines: John Calipari visits Reed Sheppard

HypedUP TV Kentucky continues to push for the son of Jeff Sheppard. Following up Wednesday’s Chris Livingston news for the 2022 recruiting class, Zach Geoghegan of Kentucky Sports Radio reported Thursday evening that Kentucky Wildcats basketball head coach John Calipari visited 2023 recruit Reed Sheppard earlier in the day. Sheppard, a 6-foot-3 combo guard out of North Laurel (KY), is currently ranked as the 34th-best player in the country via 247 Sports. In addition to his obvious talents, Sheppard’s parents are former Wildcats themselves, and both had successful...

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Recruiting insider picks Duke for Dereck Lively

Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Drama is building as Dereck Lively is set to make his college choice. Dereck Lively II will announce his college choice Monday, though it remains to be seen who he’ll pick. Widely regarded as a battle between the Kentucky Wildcats and Duke Blue Devils, Lively will almost certainly pick one of the two blue-blooded programs, but who will ultimately land the consensus top-three recruit in 2022? When news initially broke of Lively setting his decision date, Kentucky looked like the school in the best shape. However, 247...

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John Calipari set to visit Adem Bona

(Photo: FIBA, 247Sports) The Cats are hot on the recruiting trail and aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. Just a day after landing his third 5-star commitment of 2022, Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari will be paying an in-home visit to another 5-star recruit Thursday. Per a report from Joseph Tipton of Tipton Edits and On3sports, Calipari will visit the home of five-star center Adem Bona on Thursday. John Calipari and Kentucky will conduct an in-home visit with 2022’s no. 3 ranked center Adem Bona tomorrow, source tells @On3Recruits.— Joseph...

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Tuesday Headlines: Mackenzie Mgbako Edition

Andrew Slater on Twitter The latest recruit to get an offer from Kentucky is top-five recruit Mackenzie Mgbako. A new offer is out in the Class of 2023 for the Kentucky Wildcats, as John Calipari extended a scholarship offer to Mackenzie Mgbako. Ranked No. 3 overall by Rivals, Mgbako hosted John Calipari and Orlando Antigua on Monday before getting the offer. 2023 Mackenzie Mgbako is a problem‼️The 6-7 forward shot the lights out this summer @MackenzieMgbako pic.twitter.com/XbqSVdah52— B/R Hoops (@brhoops) September 8, 2021 Prior to the Kentucky offer,...

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Top-5 recruit Chris Livingston moves decision date up to Wednesday

Photo by Ron Schwane/ Kentucky is primed to land another elite recruit this week. Momentum continues to surge for the Kentucky Wildcats in the recruitment of Chris Livingston. With all the buzz going Kentucky’s way in recent weeks, Livingston will now announce his college decision this Wednesday, according to On3’s Joe Tipton. Rivals’ Travis Graf adds that the announcement will come on ESPN. Livingston was previously set to announce his choice on Oct. 15 while also taking a second official visit to Kentucky on Oct. 9. While getting two visits from a star...

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The No. 1 overall recruit in 2023 will visit Kentucky

JMS Productions The 5-star prospect will visit Lexington next weekend The Kentucky Wildcats coaching staff is trying to pull off a major victory in the recruitment of Lebbeus Overton, as they go toe-to-toe with the perennial powers of college football. It seems like that fight will continue, as some good news came out this morning regarding UK. According to Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports, Overton will be taking a visit to Lexington next weekend for its home-game against UT-Chattanooga. He will arrive to campus on Friday, Sept. 17th and stay through Sunday. The...

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Chris Livingston to visit UK for second time in October

Tipton Edits Getting a second visit is always a great sign. Momentum continues to build for the Kentucky Wildcats in the recruitment of Chris Livingston. Not long after Kentucky reportedly visited Livingston today — it included John Calipari, Orlando Antigua and Chin Coleman — Joe Tipton reports the top-five recruit will take a second visit to the school, this time on Oct. 9. While getting two visits from a star recruit is usually a great sign, it will also come just six days before Livingston announces his college choice on Oct. 15. It’s usually best to be the...

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Tuesday Headlines: Shaedon Sharpe Decision Day

Shaedon Sharpe on Twitter It’s finally time for the superstar recruit to make his decision. Decision Day has arrived for arguably the best recruit in the 2022 class, as 5-star shooting guard Shaedon Sharpe will announce his choice tonight at 7 pm ET. Sharpe, ranked No. 1 overall in his class by ESPN, Rivals and On3, is down to the Kentucky Wildcats, Kansas Jayhawks, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Arizona Wildcats and NBA G-League. The Cats hold every recruiting prediction at Rivals and 247 Sports for the Arizona native, so there’s plenty of reason to believe John...

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Aamil Wagner trending towards Kentucky

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue A big development with arguably the most important remaining recruit for the Cats. On Saturday the Kentucky Wildcats steamrolled Louisiana-Monroe to pick up their first win of the season. Well, that success of the field might already be paying some dividends on the recruiting trail. As many programs do for their week one game, Kentucky hosted several players on Saturday, and as of Monday night, one of them is starting to trend towards continuing his collegiate career in Lexington. That player is Aamil Wagner. Whatever happened behind the...

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No. 1 recruit Shaedon Sharpe commits to Kentucky: Highlights and breakdown

DOPESTEDITZ The top player in 2022 rocks Kentucky blue. Kentucky Wildcats fans have been clamoring for a No. 1 overall prospect in Lexington for what seems like an eternity now. Despite UK’s continued overall dominance on the recruiting trail, there’s no getting around the fact that John Calipari has consistently been bested for the top guys over the past several years. Recent examples would include losing Cade Cunningham to Oklahoma State, missing on James Wiseman to Memphis, and now the fresh pain of swinging and missing on another Jalen Duren, also to Penny...

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Cason Wallace announces top 4 following visit to Kentucky

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Wallace has a few more visits scheduled before a decision comes. Class of 2022 guard Cason Wallace is coming off an official visit with the Kentucky Wildcats this past weekend. Now, Wallace has announced his final four, which include the Wildcats, UT San Antonio, Tennessee and Texas. He previously announced he’ll make his college decision on November 7th. Can’t be a typical ‍♂️ ‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/8BHQIKNWee— Cason Wallace (@wallace_cason) September 1, 2021 Wallace is consensus 5-star recruit ranked 16th by 247...

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Shaedon Sharpe sets decision date: Where he and other UK recruits sit in new ESPN rankings

SLAM/Shaedon Sharpe on Twitter The No. 1 overall recruit could be a Wildcat very soon. Top-10 2022 prospect Shaedon Sharpe has set his decision for September 7th, he announced Wednesday on Twitter. Sharpe has been trending to the Kentucky Wildcats for quite some time, but after he officially visited Lexington in June, the momentum for Kentucky has been full-steam ahead. Making things even better for Kentucky is Sharpe decided to take another trip to Lexington this week, which means this will be the final visit he takes before making a decision next week. I will be...

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Shaedon Sharpe cancels Kansas visit and will visit Kentucky again

FIBA More great news for the Wildcats. It’s looking more and more like Shaedon Sharpe’s decision will be coming very soon, while Kentucky remains in tremendous shape for arguably the top recruit in 2022. Sharpe is currently visiting the Arizona Wildcats this weekend, then was planning to visit the Kansas Jayhawks with a college decision coming sometime in September. However, the Kansas trip has been canceled, and Sharpe will now instead visit Kentucky for a second time, according to ESPN’s Paul Biancardi. Shadeon Sharpe visiting Arizona this weekend and...

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Reed Sheppard reaches 5-star status; Dajuan Wagner Jr. still No. 1 overall

and Evan Flood Kentucky also got another prediction to land Sheppard recently. After a strong showing in the spring and summer AAU circuits, Reed Sheppard is now a 5-star recruit at Rivals. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound Sheppard is now ranked 21st overall and fourth among shooting guards in the Class of 2023. There was also a Rivals FutureCast pick logged this week by recruiting analyst Russ Wood in favor of the Wildcats, who now hold both predictions at Rivals, as well as all eight picks at 247 Sports, which has him ranked 62nd overall. New assistant coach Orlando Antigua...

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Brandon White set to decide this week

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue Will the Cats add a receiver to their 2022 class? One of the Kentucky Wildcats’ wide receiver targets in the 2022 class is ready to make his college decision. Brandon White from Cincinnati Moeller High School will make his college decision on Friday, August 27th, according to 247 Sports. White is currently ranked as a 3-star recruit and is deciding between the Wildcats, West Virginia Mountaineers, Indiana Hoosiers and Purdue Boilermakers. “A lot of course went into the decision and long nights and days went into it but for me, it all...

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Ty Bryant commits to Kentucky

Ty Bryant on Twitter Kentucky gets its first commitment in the 2023 class. Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats are keeping it rolling in recruiting. Today, Class of 2023 athlete Ty Bryant announced his commitment to Kentucky. He plays at nearby Frederick Douglass High School, where he announced his commitment today. Bryant, currently rated as a 3-star recruit, and picked the Cats over West Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland and Kansas among others. 247 Sports ranks him seventh in the state in 2023, and he primarily plays at defensive back. The 6-foot, 175-pound athlete...