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Friday Quickies: Skyy Clark and Jamarius Dinkins Edition

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There was certainly cause for celebration in Lexington and across the Big Blue Nation on Thursday evening. Both the Kentucky basketball and football programs received promising commitments yesterday, starting with Skyy Clark committing to basketball head coach John Calipari and his staff.

Clark comes in no. 14-ranked player in next year’s class and the third-best combo guard among his peers. The Nashville native had long been connected to the Wildcats and on Thursday chose to go with Calipari over Memphis as well as a few other programs.

Joining Clark at the university will be Kentucky football commit Jamarius Dinkins. The strong defensive end joins football head coach Mark Stoops and the rest of the Kentucky program as a three-star strong defensive end. The Ohio native had several in-state offers, but couldn’t refuse coming to play in front of the Big Blue Nation.

It’s not every day the school’s two largest programs each land a quality recruit, but Thursday’s commitments called for a special celebration.

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California workouts helped Clarke build chemistry with future Wildcats - Vaught’s Views

This will give you chills just thinking about basketball season.

Carson Wentz leads Philadelphia Eagles’ late-game surge to beat New York Giants - ESPN

The NFC East just keeps getting worse.

Skyy Clark commits to Kentucky - Cats Illustrated

John Calipari is still smiling big this morning.

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson says ‘humbled’ Antonio Brown deserves another chance - ESPN

Apparently Wilson and Tom Brady see something in AB that we can’t.

Jamarius Dinkins commits to Kentucky - Cats Illustrated

Clark’s decision wasn’t the only firework show that came on Thursday.

Patriots QB Cam Newton on struggles: ‘I just haven’t been good’ this year - USA Today

A lot of players and/or teams probably feel the same way.

UK becomes immediate contenders with Sarr & Toppin now eligible - Kentucky Sports Radio

It’s going to be a fun ride this year.

Ron Rivera cites ‘gut feelings’ for Washington Football Team quarterback change - ESPN

Hard to argue against going with your gut.