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Kentucky offers 2015 power forward Caleb Swanigan of Indiana

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach John Calipari’s work at the Nike Peach Jam last week led him to offer a scholarship to 6-8 power forward Caled Swanigan of Fort Wayne, Ind., according to Scout.com recruiting analyst Brian Snow. Swanigan , a major Michigan State target recently reclassified from the class of 2016 to 2015 and …

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Commit Kie Beckham likes Kentucky’s chances with OT George Brown

By LARRY VAUGHT Recent Kentucky commit Kie Beckham of Ohio wants as many talented players with him at UK as possible and is already busy talking to other potential recruits. One of those is Cincinnati offensive tackle George Brown, who could make his college choice this week. He has a bevy of scholarship offers and …

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Defensive backs Marcus Walker of Florida and Kei Beckham of Ohio commit to UK

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky’s recruiting success just continues with the commitments Friday night of defensive backs Marcus Walker of Florida and Kei Beckham of Ohio. Both attended UK’s football camp Friday night and then gave their verbal commitments. Walker, a four-star safety ranked in the top 20 in the country at his position by Rivals.com, …

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Madison Southern running back Damien Harris heads expected Junior Day visitors

By LARRY VAUGHT Five-star running back Damien Harris of Madison Southern, a recent Michigan de-commit and considered the nation’s top junior running back, highlights recruits scheduled to be at Kentucky Saturday. Current UK commit Montrell Custis of Georgia will be there as will four-star linebacker Eli Brown of Bowling Green, a priority in-state target for UK. …

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UK target Luke Kennard impresses Card coach Rick Pitino; May decision still planned

By LARRY VAUGHT Louisville coach Rick Pitino came to Frankin, Ohio, to watch junior shooting guard Luke Kennard practice and spent a couple of hours there during the visit. “It went well,” said Mark Kennard, the father of the 6-65shooting guard who is averaging about 40 points per game this season. “Coach Ptino is a …

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Coach says Tyler Ulis special, creative and finds way to more than compensate for his size

By LARRY VAUGHT Coach Mike Taylor has no problem calling 5-9 point guard Tyler Ulis the “star player” for Marian Catholic (Chicago Heights, Ill.). “He is a special, special player,” Taylor said. “I had never seen him play before he enrolled at Marian. His dad asked me I if thought he could play varsity. I took …

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Kentucky fans in Ohio pulling for Luke Kennard to play for John Calipari

By LARRY VAUGHT The Kentucky fans in southern Ohio who know Franklin, Ohio, guard Luke Kennard or his family would like to see him play for Kentucky, and think he will. “He has been a UK fan forever. His dad took a ribbing when he started getting recruited by Michigan and wore a Michigan hat around …

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Kentucky fans in Ohio are all-in on UK recruiting target Luke Kennard’s ability, personality, character

By LARRY VAUGHT Ohio guard Luke Kennard was so impressive with the King James Shooting Stars during summer AAU play that his recruitment took off in  July when he got offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Ohio State, Duke, Michigan and North Carolina. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman even named Kennard as one of his favorite players to …

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