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One of the biggest hurdles Mark Stoops had to face with accepting the job at Kentucky was recruiting. Having to recruit against the rest of the SEC, Ohio State, the Florida schools, and etc. was going to be an exceptionally difficult task. Stoops has not been shy about sticking his nose into quite a few high school and JUCO prospects. For anyone following all the news (including me), the dictionary full of new names and faces can be quite overwhelming. Here are the guys that have received offers from Stoops and UK:  Ben Bradley – DT – Kansas – **** 5.8 – Uncommitted – Visit Date: 1/4/2013  Asianti Woulard - QB - Florida – **** 5.9 - Uncommitted – Visit Date: 1/11/2013  Jason Hatcher - DE - Kentucky – **** 5.8 - USC -  Visit Date: 1/11/2013  Ra’Shaad Samples – WR - Texas – **** 5.8 - Oklahoma State – Visit Date: 1/11/2013  Alvonte Bell - DE - Florida – *** 5.7 - Kentucky - Visit Date: 1/11/2013  Aregeros Turner - RB - Ohio -  *** 5.7 - Uncomm

Kentucky adds top center Dakari Johnson to No. 1 class

The success on college basketball’s recruiting trail of the Kentucky Wildcats is bordering on ridiculous, in terms of its success. Kentucky added the top center in the nation, 7′-0″ Dakari Johnson of Montverde Academy (FL), on Saturday, as Johnson made a verbal commitment on ESPN. For the last several years, Kentucky has held the No. 1 recruiting [...]

John Calipari Has His Team Using Monitors in Practice to Measure ‘Effort Players Are Giving in Real Time’

John Calipari is always looking for a way to get the upper hand on his opponent and that begins with practice and preparation. That’s why it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Coach Cal is using an innovative tactic to make sure that his players are giving maximum effort in practice. Calipari revealed on his blog that he’s making his Kentucky players wear monitors in...

John Calipari has Kentucky players wear monitoring systems to see who is slacking off

University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari is often viewed as a pioneer in the college basketball landscape. He was the first coach to fully embrace and utilize the concept of "one-and-done" basketball players, and despite facing plenty of criticism and skepticism from industry experts, proved that his model could work when his 2011-12 team captured...

Dakari Johnson says Noel or WCS return is “not a concern”

The #1 center in the 2013 class, Dakari Johnson has recently cut his list to only three schools. Kentucky, Syracuse and Georgetown are still in the mix for his services. The bigger rumors have said that he is Kentucky bound and there is very little to sway him away from the ‘Cats. During a high school game in December, an announcer shouted to the gymnasium that Johnson had committed...

Dakari Johnson’s a Cat

John Calipari’s 2013 recruiting class just got even bigger. Dakari Johnson, 2013′s number 1 center and 12th best overall player, committed to the Kentucky Wildcats on ESPN Saturday night after helping lead Montverde Academy to a convincing win over Chicago Simeon. Johnson narrowed his college choices down to Georgetown, Syracuse, and Kentucky much like this year’s current...

Calipari having “heart to heart” with ‘Cats

John Calipari revealed last night after the blowout win against Eastern Michigan, he would be telling the Big Blue Nation of a different method he is using with his ‘Cats. One of the key problems for this team has been the absence of a veteran leader. While guys like Deandre Liggins, Josh Harrellson, Doron Lamb, Terrence Jones, and Darius Miller became those type of guys for previous...

Calipari Travels To Watch Wiggins, Mudiay On Friday

Kentucky's John Calipari and Orlando Antigua will be in attendance for the Cancer Research Classic in Wheeling, West Virginia.
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