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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Harry Giles Edition

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You could make a case for Harry Giles being the top uncommitted player in the Class of 2016.

Heck, you could even make an argument for him being the best player overall in 2016, and the Kentucky Wildcats are still in the running for him after cutting his list to five schools Monday night. His list of UK, Duke, Kansas, North Carolina and Wake Forest comes as no surprise for the 6-10, 210-pound big man from High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian High School.

Unfortunately, Duke is seen as the favorite after the Blue Devils secured the commitment of Jayson Tatum. John Calipari will need to put the full-court press on Giles to even get him to strongly consider leaving the state of North Carolins, but don't ever count Coach Cal out.

Instead of a 'Tweet of the Day,' we're taking a look at the newest mixtape for Giles:

Your Quickies

Why Kentucky takes another step forward in the SEC
Whether it's this year or in the near future, Mark Stoops has the Wildcats poised to make a jump in the SEC and get UK back to the postseason. IT won't be easy while playing in college football's toughest conference, but several great recruiting classes has helped build a foundation that will make UK a program its fans will be proud of.

Class of 2016 commitment Benny Snell talks about his future as a Wildcat
One of Kentucky's early commitments in the 2016 class came from the 6-foot, 210-pound Snell. He committed to the Cats in February while holding offers from Iowa, Cincinnati, and several MAC schools. Like most of UK's 2016 recruiting class, Snell is an Ohio native who formed a quick bond with recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow.

ESPN puts Craig Yeast II, Jedrick Wills among Top 100 recruits
With Kentucky currently having a top-20 class for 2016, they'll look for another one in 2017 with big in-state talent like Lafayette's Jedrick Willis, as well as Fremont Ross' (Oh.) Craig Yeast II. Those two are high on UK's priorities for that class, and it wouldn't be a surprise at this point to see both wearing blue in college. It won't be easy though with other BCS programs after them.

2016 WR Keion Wakefield will announce his decision Thursday
Male High School  receiver Keion Wakefield, one of the state's top offensive playmakers and a recruiting target of Louisville, Kentucky and Indiana, plans to announce his college decision at 1 p.m. Thursday at his school.Wakefield will pick from U of L, UK, IU and Purdue. He recently received a scholarship offer from the Cardinals, who probably are seen as the team to beat.

2016 DT T.J. London says UK remains one of his top schools
Central (Al.) defensive tackle T.J. London is considering UK, along with Louisville, Missispi State and Alabama, though the Crimson Tide have yet to offer the three-star prospect. Back in March, London committed Louisville, but in May,  reopened his recruitment. Over the summer, he switched schools to Central High from Carver after his family moved. Now settled in, he’s just trying to find the right fit for himself going forward. For now, his 24/7 crystal ball has the Cards as a slight favorite over UK.