Who should we go after once we land Wall? I know, I know we are already over our limit and many are reporting that Patrick Patterson is returning (although nothing official yet), but recruiting has become so fun with Coach Cal at the helm that I don't want it to end. Looking over the remaining 5-stars (since that is all we will recruit since Cal met UK), there are two remaining. #11 overall Lance Stephenson a guard from Brooklyn, NY and #17 overall Latavious Williams, a forward from Humble, Texas. What are you waiting for Cal? Go get em.
With the addition of Bledsoe, UK has moved to #1 on Rivals.com for best recruiting class. The Wildcats Boast three 5-star recruits in #2 DeMarcus Cousins, #22 Daniel Orton, #23 Eric Bledsoe and 4-star #40 Jon Hood. The cats have also added a 4-star talent in Juco transfer Darnell Dodson while also in heavy pursuit of #1 overall John Wall.
According to Bledsoe at his press conference he will be playing along side Patterson next season: “Pat’s coming back. But I haven’t talked to Meeks much.” Adding our #1 recruiting class to the likes of Patterson and Jodie Meeks would be outstanding. Imagine Patterson Cousins and Orton sharing time down low with Meeks, Wall?, Bledsoe, DeAndre Liggins (who could thrive in this system), Darius Miller, Dodson and Hood outside. With Kevin Galloway and Matt Pilgrim also on the bench this team could play 12 deep without much of a drop in talent. This team will run teams to death and not apply the brakes. We are in for something special.