All Is Quiet In Lexington

After one of the craziest and most busy weeks in a long time for Kentucky basketball all things have quieted down, for the weekend at least.

UK fans everywhere are waiting to hear from Xavier Henry, DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, and Daniel Orton and where they will be playing next season.

All signs point to Henry attending Kansas in the fall, but for the rest not much is none. Wall in a interview said that at the moment UK was favorite, but you just never know what will happen in the next few weeks.

Kentucky football had their first practice in full pads yesterday and from all accounts the team looked good and Coach Brooks was very pleased with the team.

I will hopefully make it down to practice tomorrow, but I am still not sure if I will be able too.

Tomorrow is also one of the best days of the year, it is opening day and the spirit of baseball is alive. Maybe my Reds can compete for a playoff spot this year. Hopefully Harang will get us off to a good start and bring home a win

I will have a recap of the game and what I saw tomorrow.

In other news my girlfriend and I got engaged last night. No date is set for the wedding yet, but it will be sometime next June.


Recruiting Update

With John Calipari as the head coach of Kentucky the recruiting situation has become a lot more interesting. While at Memphis Calipari had secured commitments from two of the top three recruits in the nation and had the top recruit in the nation leaning towards Memphis, but now everything is up in the air.

Xavier Henry was committed to Memphis, but yesterday withdrew his commitment and will now decide between Kansas and Kentucky. Henry has not yet visited UK, but is expected to make a visit before he makes his decision.

Demarcus Cousins was also a Memphis commit, but has also since withdrawn that commitment. Last night during the McDonald’s All American game the announcer said that UK is now number one on the list. I would expect to hear something from Cousins in the next week or so.

John Wall is the number one recruit in and was previously recruited by Kentucky, but had crossed UK off his list. Word had it that he was down to Memphis and Duke, but with Calipari leaving it is likely that Memphis is replaced on that list with Kentucky. Wall would be the most important piece of the 2009 class as UK desperately needs someone who can run the point.

Since Calipari has came to Kentucky three recruits previously committed to Kentucky have since reopened their recruitment.

G.J. Vilarino, Konner Tucker, and KC Ross Miller have all opened up their recruitment. This opens up two scholarships for this year which might allow Kentucky to pick up a couple of the guys mentioned above.

Matt Jones at KSR said that Calipari met with Daniel Orton and his family today and things went well. He says that he would expect an announcement on where he stands before the Derby Classic in Louisville next week.

That is going to be it for me today as it is my birthday and I am about to go out and celebrate. Have a great day and I will talk to you later