June 14th, 2004
The biggest news of, "the week that was," involved Tyler Hansbrough's visit to North Carolina. Amid controvery and great speculation that David Padgett was heading to Chapel Hill, Hansbrough had a pleasant visit to the Tar Heel state.
"It's gone really good," Hansbrough said. "I really enjoyed this visit. It was well worth it."
"I would say [UNC's] probably close."
Perhaps no offer was more surprising then the one apparently given out to Blake Boyd, a 6-foot-4 quarterback/athlete prospect from Madisonville (KY).
Although a prospect with tremendous upside, it did surprise many that UK got involved and offered so quickly. Boyd was offered by Louisville this past weekend and they are believed to be the leader;
"Louisville's definately in my top two, along with Kentucky," Boyd said. "I don't want to rule out Marshall though, but those are my top two."
Boyd will attend Kentucky's Senior Day in a couple weeks.
With over 6 offers in his hand, Curtis Pulley has already narrowed his focus to two schools; both of whom were percieved to be the leaders from day one.
"Kentucky and Wake Forest are my favorites,"
Both have offered Pulley the opportunity to play quarterback and both figure to be atop Pulley's favorite list towards the end.
Scott County wide reciever, William Lewis, has apparently picked up his first offer from Marshall.
The 6-foot-4 wide reciever prospect is a tremendous talent that UK appears to have no interest in at this time. Stay tuned for more on that front.
Kentucky and Louisville appear to be the destination that Rocky Ross is headed if he gets an offer from the home-town Cards or Cats.
The wide reciever prospect out of Jacksonville would love to head to UK and return to the state where his father was born.
Ross left for Louisville this past weekend in hopes of getting his first offer at camp. Stay tuned for more.
Jordan Sorrells spoke with Inside Kentucky and gave us the impression that UK was going to offer at their 7-on-7 passing tournament this past weekend.
That hunch was proved correct as Sorrells confirmed his verbal offer from the staff to Inside Kentucky following his tremendous passing tournament showing. The Greenville (SC) native led his team to a strong showing in the passing tournament, exhibiting exceptional accuracy and decision making.
Running back Mike Davis gave Kentucky fans an update on Thursday, stating UK was one of his favorite schools. He does not however, intend on making a decision anytime soon; which could bode well for UK.
Georgia prospect Johnnie Walker stated UK and Alabama as his favorite schools, per his father this past week. The senior-to-be was a stand-out at a recent MSL combine and could be a candidate for an early commitment.
Confirmed this week are the status of two current UK signees headed to UK in the fall. Aubrey White, from Henry Clay High School in Lexington, and Nii Adjei Oninku have both qualified and are eligible to play.