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Thursday Quickies: Back-to-Back Yahtzee (?) Edition

Stoops hopes to get another commitment today and more in today’s quickies.

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Good morning BBN. Yesterday Stanley Garner, today Jamari Brown? The three-star corner in the class of 2018 is deciding today. Kentucky is the favorite to land him, according to his Crystal Ball, leading Auburn 67%-33% in the predictions. Here’s to hoping UK gets back-to-back Yahtzees.

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4-star DB Stanley Garner committed to Kentucky; Jamari Brown next? | Lexington Herald Leader
Four-star recruit Stanley Garner committed to Kentucky on Wednesday, picking the Cats over reported offers from Alabama, Clemson and Michigan. We could see another Sunshine State corner pick Kentucky today.

Top football recruits in Kentucky include a few UK targets | Lexington Herald Leader
A look at some of the top high school football prospects in Kentucky, including several committed seniors and some local UK recruiting targets.

Louisville ILB Commit Robert Hicks Knows of Two Official Visit Destinations - Scout
Schools residing in the Bluegrass State are slated to receive official visits from Louisville commit and Scout's 25th-ranked inside linebacker, Robert Hicks.

Former Kentucky players' ratings on Madden NFL 18 game | Lexington Herald Leader
Player ratings for Madden NFL 18, EA Sports’ video game franchise have been leaked ahead of the game’s Aug. 25 release date and are trickling out this month from EA itself. Here’s a look at how former Kentucky players who are playing or have recently played in the NFL were rated for the game’s launch, including their overall number and highest-rated attribute.

Latest on UK and Romeo Langford, other top 2018 targets | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky basketball recruiting notes on Indiana star Romeo Langford and several other top prospects from the class of 2018 on Calipari’s radar. The buzz in recruiting circles is that Langford and Calipari didn’t quite click during their Team USA time together.

WATCH: Vince Marrow is Mic'd up at UK Football Training Camp | KSR
See "The Big Dog" Vince Marrow like you've never seen him before. The tight ends coach gets mic'd up at UK football training camp.

Maturity leading to less trash talk between UK receivers, DBs - CatsPause
With several veterans at receiver and defensive back, the two sides have spent camp offering advice rather than talking trash.

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Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Elliott Preparing for Long Battle with NFL
The odds are against Ezekiel Elliott beating Roger Goodell. Joe Mixon looks good, but he can't outrun his past. And Odell Beckham opens eyes yet again. All that and more in this week's 10-Point Stance.

HBO 'Hard Knocks' 2017: Best Buccaneers Episode 2 Storylines, Moments, Reaction
The life of an NFL kicker is tough. HBO's Hard Knocks reminded fans of that reality Tuesday evening when it chronicled the plight of Roberto Aguayo, who the Buccaneers cut Saturday after he missed an extra point and a 47-yard field-goal attempt in their 23-12 preseason loss to the Bengals.

CBS Sports has added play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins to the 2017 NFL lineup. Mowins will become the first woman to ever call play-by-play for the Network’s NFL games when she teams with new game analyst Jay Feely to call Cleveland-Indianapolis on Sept. 24.

Nate Howard arrested again, may be done playing at Mizzou | Mizzou |
Suspended defensive end already facing felony drug charge.

Johnson wants his money back after NFL relaxes rule on custom cleats
With the NFL preparing to relax its stance on custom cleats, former Bengals receiver Chad Johnson has a request. Can he get his money back? "Now they can wear customized cleats, can I get my fine money back from 2001-2012," Johnson tweeted Tuesday.

Tripleheader on Saturday, August 19 Highlights NFL Network's Live Week 2 Preseason Schedule
On Saturday, August 19, NFL Network offers a tripleheader of live Week 2 preseason games beginning at 3:00 PM ET when rookie running back Christian McCaffrey and the Panthers travel to face quarterback Marcus Mariota and the Titans. At 7:00 PM ET, the Cowboys host the Colts, followed by the Broncos at the 49ers at 10:00 PM ET.

Apple is reportedly investing $1 billion in original video content - The Verge
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