Robinson is a 6 foot 2 inch 271 pound cornerback of the 2016 class which now has four commitments. What made Mr. Robinson want to join the forces of the Kentucky football platoon … well I will let you read this quote from Ben Roberts of the UK Recruiting site and it will explain it all.
“I just felt like it was home, and I was more comfortable over there when I visited,” Robinson told the Herald-Leader. “I like the way that they’ve turned the program around and how good they’ve become. I like the defense as a whole, and I just want to be part of it.”
Now you wonder if the other in-state commits had an influence on the Lexington cornerback … right? Click the link below and you can read more about that and also some more quotes from Robinson.
Davonte Robinson Commitment
~ Scott Roach ~
There is quite a bit of hype surrounding Kentucky Basketball and recruiting. There is a great amount of excitement buzzing about Coach Stoops, the football program, and their recruiting. There are so many stories to read and so much information to digest between these two sports. Well... I'm not going to make the situation any easier UK Fans. Our University of Kentucky Baseball Team has the 15th ranked recruiting class for 2015 in the country according to Collegiate Baseball and ukathletics.com.
Head Coach Gary Henderson has had 11 seasons as the Cats Skipper. Out of those 11 seasons he has had 10 ranked recruiting classes with 7 of those 10 inside the top 25. The SEC as a conference has 10 teams ranked in the top 40 in recruiting classes. I thought we only did that in football?
If your a proud UK fan and a baseball fan this is certainly good to hear. Keep it up Coach!! GO CATS!!
UK recruit is getting a taste of Kentucky this weekend. However, that taste he is getting is i our enemies yard down the road in Cardinal country.
Antonio Blakeney recently picked up an offer from Kentucky, and in this video highlight he showcases his talents in the state of Kentucky. Blakeney is playing in the Super Showcase AAU tournament in Louisville. UK assistant - John Robic, and UL head coach - Rick Pitino were rumored to be sitting courtside during Blakeney's performance.
~ Scott Roach ~
Well folks the Tyus Battle recruitment just stuck me with a dagger. Battle has an offer from Kentucky and he is somebody that needs to be in Lexington when his college career begins. However, what Battle's parents told Jeremy Schneider of NJ.com, put a little bit of doubt, not much, but a little bit of doubt in my mind.
In a recent interview with Schneider, Gary Battle - the father of Tyus, spoke about his thoughts on Duke. Let me just say people, I never doubt Cal, but he may have his work cut out for him if he would like to get Battle playing his college basketball home games in Rupp Arena.
Heres a smidgen of what Gary Battle said in the interview.
"Duke is significant from a historical perspective," Gary Battle, Tyus's father, said. "And from the perspective of the kid's mind that growing up, when Tyus started playing, when he was skilling and drilling when he was younger. He was working in the same gym that Jay Williams did back in the early 2000s, and Luol Deng, who I used to work out with once in a while. So he knew those kids when he was little. He used to root for (Duke) because Luol played for that team.
"We've been Duke fans just because of the closeness of the people in the program. Tyus, we're just a basketball family and we're basketball fans. (The offer) was obviously a big deal."
Ok, exhale BBN. I'm not happy either!
~ Scott Roach ~
Check it out at NJ.com
UK recruit - Malik Newman, has been making his rounds with some top NBA talents. In an interview with WJTV News Channel 12, out of Jackson Mississippi, Newman talks basketball camps, tyring out for the USA U-17 team, and his recruitment up to this point. If you thought Newman was partying on July 4th think again, as a big time recruit should do, he was putting in some time at the gym.
~ Scott Roach ~
One day there will be a new rule that takes ove the one-and-done rule. Everyone in the BBN is praying that rule comes sooner than later. This video below will make you pray even harder.
Jaylen Brown is one of the top players in the 2015 class who plays the small foward position. Hailing from Marietta, Georgia makes it easy for the UK staff to keep in good touch with the 6 foot 7 inch 200 pound baller.
Brown is being recruited hard by the Cats. However, his choices come pretty deep. Some of our front running recruiting competetors are knocking on Jaylen's door also. Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Louisville, and many others are offering the young talent their academic services too. Another school to keep your eye on is Auburn. Having an offer from Auburn, and with the hiring of high profile coach - Bruce Pearl, makes them a legit contender for any recruit now.
Check out the video below to see what the fuss is about for Jaylen Brown: