Its been a long day, so lets do this rather quickly. Did some leg work and got the latest on the two recruitments that will haunt me for the rest of my life…..Patterson and Lucas. Here is how they both stand….
(1) Spoke first with Patrick’s mother who told me that “people who think Patrick has made a decision do not know what they are talking about.” She said that Patrick still changes his mind from week to week and that even she isnt sure where he really wants to go. The plan at this point is for Patrick to play in the McDonald’s All American game next week here in Louisville and then narrow his list to three schools soon after, making a decision the second week in April. She said that Kentucky has contacted Patrick a number of times and that he is still considering all six schools on his list. She said Patrick is in no hurry and is “willing to wait until the end before he decides.”
I also asked about the story that she had texted Patrick to ask if it was true that he had committed to Florida. I wondered if that meant she knew that this was a possibility. She said that wasnt it at all…..she said she wondered if “Patrick had said something to someone to appease them that may have been taken out of context.” She did not think that Patrick could have conceivably made a commitment to the Gators.
(2) As for Jai Lucas, he said tonight that he is planning on making a decision soon after the McDonalds Game. Right now he is just waiting to “let things play out” and hopes to make his final decision known very soon. He said that watching Kentucky in the tournament made him see where he could fit in with the Cats and their need for a player like him to play the point guard position. Lucas said that he has no plans to make his decision while in Louisville, but “you never know.”
There are your Patterson and Lucas updates after the harrowing events of the rumor mill today. I honestly have no idea what Patrick Patterson will do, and I am not sure anyone else does either. I think UF is probably in the best position, with UK slightly behind but Duke and UVA are more in the mix than most would like to believe. As for Lucas, I think it is much less open, but the events of the next couple of weeks will make things much clearer.
Will it ever end? I sometimes wonder. But at least we will have Mark Coury, who blog reader “Conley” told me was on television after the Kansas game in an interesting scenario. Apparently a local television station was interviewing Bradley in the locker room following the game, while in the background Coury was seen eating a hamburger. Play on Mark Coury….play on….