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4PM Headlines: JUCO Za’Darius Smith Commits to the Kentucky Wildcats


 

It has been a busy day for University of Kentucky football in the recruiting game.  First of all, JUCO Defensive End Za’Darius Smith, one of the top junior college players in the nation, committed to Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats.  Smith is a 4* recruit and was an unexpected, but huge commit for the Wildcats.  Most believe that Smith is following the Defensive Line coach from his former school, Jimmy Brumbaugh, to Kentucky.

 

In other recruiting news for the Kentucky Wildcats, the son of the pro wrestler who goes by the name of “Sting”, has committed to play for the Cats.  Steven Borden is a 6’4″, 240 lb. tight end from Kilgore College in Texas.

According to Coach Cal’s twitter page, the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team has been taking part in a coat drive all through this week at various places in the Lexington area.  It’s good to see the players giving back to the city that supports them so much.

In other philanthropic news for the basketball team, they also took time yesterday to head over to Campton Elementary in Wolfe County to accompany the Samaritan’s Feet program in passing out shoes to children in need.  The video can be found here.

Just a bit of news outside the major focus of UK fans, but women’s volleyball head coach Craig Skinner has signed an extension.  Skinner has led the team to eight straight NCAA Tournament appearances and has reached the Sweet 16 in back to back years.  The extension is for a new six year contract worth a total of $1,125,00, with added incentives depending on team performance over that time period.

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