Contrary to seemingly everyone with a twitter account, Kerry Blackshear did not commit to Kentucky while on his visit. As I reported this morning, he still had another visit in store with A&M and possibly even Virginia Tech. Credit goes to KSR as they confirmed through sources but they also confirmed that Kentucky feels comfortable after the visit and they do believe they have a good chance. Looks like Mike Young was right in saying they have a good chance.
Kerry will most likely take more time. Considering his old coaching staff is in Texas now, I think they’ll be the next visit then Virginia Tech may be the final. There is no need to stress about this news, considering he has been taking this so slow as it is. Kerry does owe it to Buzz Williams and company because of the few years he spent with them and in a way he also owes it to Virginia Tech. But at this time, I still think it is a two horse race between Kentucky and Tennessee.
As it was reported yesterday, Kerry is down to two schools: Kentucky and Tennessee. Tennessee is Tennessee. Kerry apparently loved his visit and Rick Barnes has built such a great program and a true contender (in the SEC) in Knoxville. But there is still one thing that stands out to me…Kentucky is the only school that fits what he wants. At Tennessee he would be “the guy” because they lost essentially everyone. He’d be a great fit with national exposure, but at the same time they stand no chance at winning anything. At Kentucky he‘d probably start but he’d have to fight it out for minutes. He has the best opportunity to improve at Kentucky and a better chance at winning a title.
But for now we play the waiting game. I saw yesterday that during his visit, literally every UK account started following him. Well, now John Calipari does as well. These could be hints and so could Swaggy Cal boarding his jet yesterday right after the visit. My stance has not changed. I think he will be a Cat but again, his family wants him to take his time. Ultimately he has until August but I think we’ll know soon enough. Kerry will be a Cat in due time. Just hang in there BBN.