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Wednesday Quickies: Dontaie Allen Visits Edition

Will the in-state star get his scholarship offer?


Take a deep breath.

The DJ Jeffries situation probably isn’t over, but it’s still time to move on. And today is the day to do that, as four-star wing Dontaie Allen is visiting Kentucky.

Allen, a Falmouth native, is one of the most prominent in-state recruits in recent memory, and the attention he’s getting from John Calipari proves that. Calipari usually doesn’t recruit heavily in Kentucky, as the commonwealth doesn’t commonly provide the caliber of player that Calipari brings into UK.

But the 2019 class is different, and by the end of the day, Allen may just be the first in-state player to get an offer from Kentucky in over five years.

And he’s just as deserving of it as any other in-state player. The 6-6 Allen has had a meteoric rise this summer, and he’s now the No. 83 player in the class on 247 Sports’ rankings.

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DJ Jeffries shows Penny Hardaway vs John Calipari, Memphis vs Kentucky, is the hottest recruiting rivalry - Commercial Appeal
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T.J. Player Preview: E.J. Montgomery | Kentucky Sports Radio
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Mark Stoops on Chris Oats: "he's going to be a monster when it's all said and done" - 247 Sports
Kentucky's head coach is excited about freshman linebacker Chris Oats.

Rhyne Howard Leads Team USA to Scrimmage Win vs. Canada - University of Kentucky
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New video boards and a ribbon board are being installed in Memorial Coliseum, which might be difficult for some fans to view.

LeBron James' college scholarship program through school could cost $100 million - Business Insider
Through his foundation, LeBron James committed to sending up to 2,300 kids to the University of Akron if they graduate with certain qualifications from his I Promise School. If he fulfills that obligation, it would be an expensive commitment.

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Vikings' Dalvin Cook says return from torn ACL has been quicker than expected - Pioneer Press
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook says his return from a torn ACL was quicker than expected and he considered a 'milestone' taking part in Monday's first practice with pads

Bills won't rush Josh Allen into starting QB role -
Buffalo being realistic with where the rookie quarterback is and how raw he is in some aspects

Who is Your Must-Have Player? (2018 Fantasy Football) | FantasyPros
There are several questions when it comes to 2018 fantasy football drafts. One such question is related to must-have players. These are players that owners find themselves targeting most frequently during fantasy drafts. We asked our writers and got their feedback.

MLB trade deadline: Bryce Harper still with Nationals - The Washington Post
“We did our due diligence on Bryce,” said General Manager Mike Rizzo, but he only dealt reliever Brandon Kintzler.