It’s a slow day around sports unless you’re watching baseball or tennis, which are sports I can’t dedicate much time at all to watching. And until the Olympics come around, there isn’t much to watch. But there is action going on with both Kentucky football and basketball recruiting this offseason.
First with basketball, 2013 PF Chris Walker recently spoke with SLAM Magazine in an interview on his recruitment and his outlook on his upcoming senior season. We covered Walker not too long ago, as he is certainly an important prospect for Kentucky. In the most recent recruiting rankings, he is among the top three power forwards in his class. In his interview, he stated he is considering seven schools, and other than Kentucky, Louisville and Florida also hold his interest. Walker also hinted on how big of an impact Kentucky is playing in his recruitment. “I’m still waiting on a scholarship from Kentucky, so that’s a big part of my decision process. If I get the scholarship from Kentucky, which I think will happen soon, then I can sit down and start evaluating everything.”
Despite adding another South Florida prospect right from Charlie Strong’s backyard, Joker Phillips lost two big targets over the weekend. Cypress Bay (FL) teammates WR Alex Montgomery and RB Matt Dayes committed to Wake Forest and NC State, respectively. Both were big recruits for UK’s upcoming 2013 class and both seemed to be high on UK after they visited in May. Even though they originally planned on committing near November, Montgomery told me he is just focusing on this upcoming season and he has a long way to go.