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Thursday Quickies: Keion Brooks Watch Edition

One day away from his decision, all eyes are on Keion Brooks.

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Just one day away from Keion Brooks announcing his decision, Kentucky and Indiana are anxiously awaiting his decision.

By now, news usually begins to leak from a recruit’s camp of what the decision will be, but that hasn’t happened a lot with Brooks, a testament to how close he and those around him have kept news on the recruitment.

Kentucky and Indiana were both reportedly in to visit with Brooks this week, but there hasn’t been a whole lot on the rumor mill about how those visits went and if anything changed because of them. One of 247’s notable recruiting guys made a pick for Kentucky following Coach Cal’s visit.

Now, two Rivals recruiting analysts have logged predictions for Kentucky, the most notable being Corey Evans, one of the best in the business.

The projections continue to favor the Wildcats after Brooks was long viewed as an IU lean, but being from Indiana with the draw of staying home along with his friend Trayce Jackson-Davis in the fold for the Hoosiers, you can’t count the home state team out.

It’s been a roller coaster ride for Kentucky’s recruitment of Brooks. He was one of the first players in the class to be offered a scholarship by Kentucky and was thought to be a major Kentucky lean very early on, but then it almost seemed like Kentucky was out of the running completely when they landed commitments from Dontaie Allen and Kahlil Whitney.

If Kentucky can land Brooks, it will be the product of a lot of work by the Kentucky coaching staff, which shows how much potential they believe Brooks could bring to Lexington. He would be an exciting piece to add to the 2019 class, and hopefully Kentucky can seal the deal on Friday with him.

The decision is expected to come at around 8 p.m. ET, which will be near halftime of Kentucky’s game against Ole Miss/Alabama. Hopefully the BBN will be celebrating two big victories Friday night.

Tweets of the Day

A neat fact about what a win this year in the SEC Tourney would mean.

Well that should be viewed positively.


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Cats ranked fifth in new Bilas rankings - ESPN

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Kentucky Baseball finishes opening homestand with 15-0 win - KSR

The Wildcats put an exclamation mark on the stretch with a dominant win.

Kentucky Softball puts up 13 runs in shutout victory over Syracuse - UK Athletics

The softball team wins in dominant fashion as well.

Will Wade not speaking with LSU officials until after trial - Yahoo

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Lamar Jackson apologizes for driving 105 in video - Sports Illustrated

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Giants reportedly committed to keeping Eli in 2019 - ESPN

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