Big Recruiting Weekend at UK

It was Senior Day for the University of Kentucky's basketball team. The squad honored seniors Perry Stevenson, Ramon Harris and Mark Krebs. They also honored junior, Patrick Patterson. But it was also Junior Day in recruiting for the Joker Phillips's football squad.

John Calipari's visitor list may have been unmatched by any other set of visitors this weekend. Kentucky expected to have two of the top point guard prospects in the nation on hand in senior Josh Selby and junior Marquis Teague. Instead they wound up with other players who were just as important to the UK future.

Enes Kanter, the lone 2010 visitor arrived at UK for his official visit this weekend. Kanter is considered one of the top big men in the country. He was originally committed to Washington, but has now re-opened his recruitment and many analysts say he's got Kentucky right at the top of his list.

He's also considering Florida State and Syracuse. Washington may not be out of the picture either. It's easy to see why he's such a coveted prospect, though.

"He's a machine," said Derryck Thornton, his coach at Stoneridge Prep. "He works tirelessly on his game. He works in the weight room. He doesn't eat bad. He's serious about it. He shoots well. He's got every post move that you can imagine a kid to have," he continued in an earlier interview with Scout's Evan Daniels.

Should Kentucky lose DeMarcus Cousins to the NBA, bringing in Kanter to help along-side Daniel Orton will go a long way to fill that hole.

Kentucky also welcomed 2011 prospects, Michael Gilchrist, Quincy Miller and Deuce Bello. Miller and Bello both took in Louisville's finale in Freedom Hall on Saturday before visiting Kentucky for Senior Day.

Gilchrist has long been thought to favor Kentucky and Villanova over all other schools.

None of the 2011 prospects are nearing a decision at this point.

On the gridiron, the Wildcats welcomed several juniors. DeAnthony Arnett, a four-star receiver from Saginaw High (Mi.) was on campus. Others in attendence were Jarrett Grace (Colerain High, Ohio), Desmond Floyd (Union Comprehensive High, SC), Brad Carrico (Dublin Coffman High, Ohio), Jamon Brown (Fern Creek High, Kentucky), Eilar Hardy (Pickering Central High, Kentucky) to name a few.

There likely won't be any commitments forthcoming in the near future from this group, but in the long-term, Kentucky helped its cause for each prospect with these visits.

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