Tyler Roberson, a 2013 forward from New Jersey has scheduled an official visit to the University of Kentucky on November 2nd. Roberson is 6’7”, 200 lbs. and is currently ranked #29 by Rivals for the 2013 class. Along with Kentucky, he also holds offers from SMU, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Alabama, Syracuse, Kansas, Alabama and South Carolina.
2014 studs Cliff Alexander and JaQuan Lyle are both confirmed to be making visits to Big Blue Madness next week. Cliff Alexander is a 6’9” center from Chicago, and has been on the Calipari recruiting radar for quite a while now. Many feel that Kentucky is in a good position with Alexander, but the recruitment process is still very early. Rivals lists him as #6 in the Class of 2014. Alexander’s official list includes Depaul, Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Wisconsin.
JaQuan Lyle is a 6’4” point guard out of Evansville, Indiana. He is a terrific passer and court general for his young age, and loves to finish around the basket. He can create for himself or for others with ease. Rivals lists him as #19 in the 2014 class. Lyle does not hold an official offer from Kentucky yet.
After having an official visit to Kentucky’s campus last weekend, the rumors have spread that the Wildcats are the favorite for 2013 small forward James Young. The Michigan native burst onto the scene after a great summer in the AAU circuit. Young had to wait a little longer than most other recruits to receive his Kentucky offer, but after the summer was over he got what he wanted. It appears now that he may take that offer and run right to Lexington with it. Many felt that he may try and pull the commitment trigger on his visit to Lexington, so I think it’s only a matter of time before Young is officially a ‘Cat. Before the official visit to Kentucky, his only other consideration was Syracuse.
If James Young commits to Kentucky soon, you will notice the recruiting dominoes start to fall just a little. It seems when one recruit pulls the trigger, then more of them want to start announcing their college choices. With Young’s commitment, Calipari can use the new ‘Cat to his advantage. Already having a great player like Young committed to the ‘Cats, can set up another top recruiting class for Kentucky. As always, stay tuned.
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