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Kentucky reportedly wins John Wall recruiting battle

On my way to Durham for the ACC Baseball Tournament and got word earlier this morning Canes basketball fans don't want to hear. John Wall, the nation's No. 1 recruit, has reportedly picked Kentucky over The U.

It's a tough loss for coach Frank Haith, who was closer than ever to adding the big name recruit he needed to take this program to the next level. With Wall, Miami would have become an instant national story and much more visible to other top notch recruits.

Sooner or later, Haith is going to land the big one. He came close last year too with Devin Ebanks.

The big one could finally come next year in the form of Pine Crest guard Brandon Knight. One thing is for sure, if you are a Canes fan you ought to be encouraged Haith at least has UM in the conversation for the nation's best players. That's a huge step forward for what was an otherwise mediocre program just a few years ago.

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R.I.P. Eye on the U, you will be missed!

Go 'canes!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | April 21, 2009 at 11:52 AM

RESURRECTION

so this program makes it to the second round of the NIT and it's no longer mediocre? This program is the definition of mediocre. I'm not even trying to be a hater. I think Haith is doing a great job recruiting. But let's just be honest about where this program is.

It's an honor just to be nominated.

so this program makes it to the second round of the NIT and it's no longer mediocre? This program is the definition of mediocre.

Posted by: Alan | May 19, 2009 at 10:34 AM

round of 32 just 2 seasons ago …

SELECTIVE AMNESIA

I'm not even trying to be a hater.

Posted by: Alan | May 19, 2009 at 10:34 AM

give it the old college try …

WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING

Thanks for the updates Manny.

Florida Coach Urban Meyer
“We have our foot squarely on peoples' necks, and we're not going to take it off. Right now, everyone is trying to catch the Gators. We will not let that happen...We stick together through all kinds of weather. Support your football team and the players under those helmets. They're as good young men as we've ever had at the University of Florida."

Keep hatin fools.

great young men...more arrests out of that program than you can count.

Who's the one "hatin". As a turd fan on a Cane blog - that qualifies you as "hatin" And yeah you don't have any depth on your team. The canes have young depth everywhere. So keep "hatin" The U is back - crawl back under your rock and post on your own blog loser. You are going to have a front row seat to the Canes ressurection. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, you have reason to be afraid of the new Canes. Be afraid...be very afraid.

"Florida Coach Urban Meyer
“We have our foot squarely on peoples' necks, and we're not going to take it off. Right now, everyone is trying to catch the Gators. We will not let that happen...We stick together through all kinds of weather. Support your football team and the players under those helmets. They're as good young men as we've ever had at the University of Florida."

Keep hatin fools."

A bit Clintonesque don't you think? I guess it depends on what the definition of "Good" is - TO WIT:

Gaytor Criminal Nation:

*tried to make a top 10, from best to worst or is it worst to best (I got confused)…. But there were so many heinous crimes/assaults/stabbings/shootings and theft that I had to list some evil-doing as honorable mention. Like the “Its good to be Chris Rainey” recruitment or the mysterious throat slashing keg stealer.

Here are my top 10:

1. After Jarvis “Puffy” Moss jumped up (Ganja increased his vertical by 18″) and salvaged the croc’s season against the Gamecocks by blocking a last second field goal attempt, it was revealed he to also failed a drug test during the summer as the clock ticked to zero. Guess what game he missed? The showdown between top ranked UF versus division 1AA Western Carolina.

2. Gator great, Marcus “Medicinal Puff” Thomas - a multiple drug test failure, pot and GHB. Gator fans tried to convince us all it was from the same test… then the truth came out, near the end of the season with his dismissal from the team. Moss and Thomas were both drafted by the Broncos. **bleep** was Shanahan thinking?

3. Baby Momma Slappin Avery Atkins. The alleged victim, Benerah Sanford, told police: She and Atkins argued Saturday on a drive to Atkins’ grandmother’s house. Atkins leaned over and punched her at least 13 times, and pushed her face against the car’s window while he conversed with relatives. Every time Sanford tried to exit the car, Atkins either punched her or stepped on the gas. When the pair finally arrived at Atkins’ home, she ran off and called the police.
Earlier this month, Atkins was found in a car in Daytona Beach with weed, gun and digital scales. To top it off, it was not his car. He had enrolled in UF in January with plans to “fight his way back to the cornerback slot.”

4. Brandon James a football player and Brandon Powell who coincidently is the basketball player who sucker punched the Vandy student in the back of the head [link], were found together in Gainesville with…. you guessed it: marijuana in the car during an undercover “buy bust”. One felony and one misdemeanor — purchase of a controlled substance and possession of >20 grams of marijuana — suspended indefinitely.

5. WR Riley Cooper smashed a windshield, welcome the perfect gater. And just who is Jasim Alidina? Adlina was the victim of Freshman Riley Cooper’s flailing haymaker through his car window. While Alidina survived the incident, remarkably unscathed, neither Cooper nor the car were as lucky. Cooper was taken to the Morton Plant Hospital.


6. Florida defensive back Dorian Munroe charged with felony for removal of parking boot and placing it in his trunk. This was later ironed out as expected as UF is thin at the corner. One felony — theft of a police metal parking boot from his car

7. At Da Club, Ronnie “The Rifleman” Wilson slaps some guy, then spits on him, then ends it by shooting at him, luckily police actually stepped in one time before he killed that guy. two felonies and one misdemeanor — gun in a parking lot near campus — suspended indefinitely. THIS ONE ACTUALLY CAME BACK TO THE TEAM

8. LB Dusty “Rhodes” Doe, pummels some dude (ala Channing the Chainsaw Crowder) in a Alaucha County vs. Pasco County gang fight (Reds vs. Crips style). Punishment? No suspension from Meyer. Doe to face the (Jaws intro theme) Leadership Committee. one misdemeanor — disorderly conduct for parking garage brawl

9. The 7-Man shower Self shooting gun incident, Gator players led by Dee Webb, Andre “Bubba” Caldwell and Reggie Lewis had a $60,000 SUV loaded with improperly registered AK’s and other machine guns… and they were all drunk while shooting at apartment windows for fun. Of course initially nobody took the blame and they all said they were in the shower (together) and that the gun must have shot itself… Gators went with the deniable plausibility angle when Dee Webb shot off his arsenal saying he had already declared for the draft, so he was no longer a Gator.

T10. Dallas “Bike Taker” Baker, steals a bike, but when cops questioned him, Dallas said, “heck man, I just thought the bike was ‘abandoned’”. The sophomore was issued a sworn complaint from UPD as an officer stopped Baker near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (which is a great place to take a deuce). Baker said he was late for an appointment and picked up an abandoned bicycle. Misdemeanor!!!

T10. Linebacker Taurean Charles. A UF student said Charles touched her against her will, the sworn complaint issued by the university police department said. Charles allegedly slammed her on the bed and onto a computer desk, picked her up over his head and threw her down on her roommate’s bed, according to the complaint. Charles was later dismissed from the Florida team.

Who is worse? Florida or Montana? [link]

Honorable Mention

Nyan (Cap’n Stabbin) Boateng gets into a heated arguement with some chick, a knife fight breaks out, Nyan Dogg ends up bloodied on the floor, luckily he was still alive.

“Nyan has some issues he is dealing with, and in the meantime, he will not participate in any team activities,” Florida spokesman Steve McClain said.

WR Percy Harvin, the star of the 2006 recruiting class, is a guy who was banned from Virginia High School sports. Why? Because he slugged a ref and had been involved in numerous brawls.

Chris Rainey and other recruits brag about how many gifts and wads of cash they are getting from Gator Alumni/Boosters… Cash, Jewelry, and throwback jerseys. But he was just joking. Ha Ha Ha.

Joakim Noah swipes at Vandy cheerleader, and later confronts the Vandy coach! That will show her and him. They were gatorbait!

Two Gator linebackers Darryl Gresham Jr. and Jon Demps go up in smoke, Cheech and Chong style, suspended from team on National Signing Day. Suspension/dismissals free up crucial scholarships for incoming Blue Chip recruits. Linebacking now a concern.

The unknown 6′4″ 280 pounder. A University of Florida student claimed a Gator football player stole his beer keg from the back of his truck which was heavily damaged as his head hit it. The student had a knot on his head and his neck was slashed by a ring. This was reported to the police as per a story in the Florida Alligator. This story quickly vanished. The student got his keg back and continued scraping the paint out of the knot on his head (legend says that the student now has a full scholarship!!)

"University of Florida Gator Football Players Jacques Rickerson and Ronnie Wilson arrested for beating and strangling women" This is the Gators 4th arrest in 2008. The Gaytors, however, are far outpacing the Noles in the "charges" and "felony" categories.

Other 2008 Gator misbehavins...
Stealing and using the credit card of a dead teammate's dead girlfriend.
Underage Drinking
Open container
The weed thing mentioned above

Go to the Fulmer Cup webpage for more rankings. The Fulmer cup measures misbehavior of college football teams.
The Gators are currently 13th, while FSU sits at 31st, and Miami is not ranked.

The Gaytors won't stay at 13th for long, however, as they will definitely vault up the rankings, possibly to # 1. The gators will receive 13 points for these latest arrests by my best guess: 4 (hitting girl + intensive care), 2 (simple battery), 2 (obstruction of justice), and for Wilson: +2 (assault) and + 2 (battery). They might also receive a bonus point +1.
The gators finished 3rd in 2007, while Miami and FSU did not even make the leader board.
UFelony finished 6th in 2006.
Factoring in even the most conservative of estimates, UF is now the ALL-TIME most misbehaved team in the Fullmer Cup!

2009 update: University of Florida police arrested Gators offensive lineman Carl Johnson on Monday for violating a sexual violence restraining order. This is the football team's third arrest since November. Cornerback Jacques Rickerson was kicked off the team for domestic battery. Quarterback Cam Newton, who has transferred, allegedly stole a student's laptop and threw it out of his dorm window upon police suspicion.

I ONLY WENT BACK A COUPLE OF YEARS CAUSE I WAS TIRED - but U get the picture Gaytor Trolls.

Yeah - they are good young men over there in Deliverance Country.... What a crock of shyt...
Urban is so used to lying that even he is starting to believe his own lies.

I heard that Wall was not getting love from UM after his arrest - guess Donna and her staff had second thoughts after Wall was arrested and that may have been what caused him to pick Kentucky...I'm just saying there may be more to this story than meets the eye. Remember the U also pulled their offer from Bryce after the circus he created....homey don't play that at the U.

To go from crappy to excellent, one must pass through mediocre. I'm not sure why people are so pissed about that considering where we were under Clark just a few years ago.

Our football team was mediocre for a long time until Schnellenberger did what Haith is trying to do now for basketball.

South Florida is a ridiculous sports market. Just hire a coach and a bad team should win a title. One interception and a freshman QB automatically stinks. It really is amazing. Let's remember, Wall also turned down Duke and a dozen other title contenders. Haith will get his eventually...here's hoping we keep him around long enough.

College football's top workout warriors

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/columns/story?columnist=feldman_bruce&id=4174191

2. Allen Bailey, Miami, DT: On a wall inside the UM football offices are the team bests for each exercise by position. When you get to defensive linemen, almost all you see is one Bailey head shot after another. Some UM fans have taken to calling him "Freakzilla," thanks in part to his awesome athleticism but also to his Bunyanesque background that has created some legendary tales. Such as how he once killed an gaytor with a shovel.

Bailey, who last season battled through a torn pectoral muscle while making the transition from linebacker to defensive line, had nine tackles for loss and five sacks. Now that he's healthy and more comfortable playing at defensive tackle, expectations around Coral Gables, Fla., are soaring. Some inside the program think the junior will restart Miami's streak of first-round draft picks. Lord knows he should test well at the NFL combine next year.

This spring, Bailey vertical jumped 39 inches despite weighing 288 pounds. He ran a 4.65 40 time. He power-cleaned 375. Longtime UM strength coach Andreu Swasey, who has trained the likes of Willis McGahee, Kellen Winslow II, Sean Taylor and others, gives Bailey perhaps the ultimate praise: "He is the freakiest of all the freaks since I've been here," Swasey says. "When he got here, he weighed 270, and I told the coaches, 'He's going to be 300, but it'll be a 300 like you've never seen before.'"

"we stick together through all kinds of weather." Who wrote that puke? Turban's daughter's kindergarten teacher? Or UF's English dept. faculty chair? Are they the same person? What a joke.

And yeah you don't have any depth on your team. The canes have young depth everywhere. - clueless cobb cane

Yeah, sucks to be the overwhelming favorite to REPEAT as NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. But there is no depth.


U guys should do YOURSELVES a favor and ban this clown.

U guys should do YOURSELVES a favor and ban this clown.

Posted by: we's got no depths | May 19, 2009 at 02:34 PM

Actually if Manny was going to do us a favor, he would ban you, FOOL-STOOL-TOOL!

P.S. I love your quote on Gator Clause the other day about how the Gator's were "sand-bagging" the 'canes while they prepared for UGA and TENN! You didn't want your conference teams to see your playbook? Classic!

Were you sand-bagging Ole Miss as well? Can you just go un-defeated once? Auburn did it TWICE in the last ten years!

13 and 1 is all your's UF!

Go 'canes!

Don't forget about Matt Pachan who was shot last year in the shoulder while playing hop scotch at the park.

FU GATORS!!!

Here is more on the Wall situation:

http://www.allkyhoops.com

Anybody?

Know why south florida recruits are considering us in ther top 10? while others are considering us in their top 5! Did the south fla recruits lost faith in the CANES?

Its not so much that as it is the fact that the season is 4 months away and 8 months until they sign

So a long way to go on alot of the local kids

Clements seems to be worried that we have alot of running backs here already and his heart just isnt here he prefers Georgia and Fsu

In the end RS and crew will get the ones we covet and we will be just fine

DAU!!!!

http://www.accsports.com/blogs/jim-young/200905195339/whats-next-after-john-wall.php
Both Miami and Duke are chasing after Brandon Knight, who is widely considered to be the top point guard in the Class of 2010. Knight plays his high school basketball in Fort Lauderdale - right next door to Miami - but (recruiting analyst Brick Oettinger) thinks his likely destination will be Gainesville.
"I wouldn’t bet on Miami to get Knight over Florida,” he said. “Especially since (incoming Florida freshman) Kenny Boynton and Knight are such good buddies. That doesn’t mean Miami isn’t getting consideration. I just don’t think they’re the favorites."
-- accsports.com

I look at the schedule this year and it will be tough to beat last years record...but in 2010 the Canes will be back, I just hope the recruits see the light at the end of the tunnel and want to be a part of something special. Just one more year and the Gaytor Trolls will go away and we will not hear from them anymore. Trust me, it is coming.

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/football/story/1056431.html
UM's Jacory Harris tells us his throwing shoulder finally is 100 percent after last season's injury and that former Dolphins quarterback Daunte Culpepper has become a "mentor" for him. The two will do on-field work together this summer.
-- barry jackson

http://www.theacc.com/sports/w-tennis/recaps/051909aaa.html

ALL IN THE FAMILY

http://www.comcast.com/About/PressRelease/PressReleaseDetail.ashx?PRID=868

THE WAIT IS OVER

1-3 out of the gate at the very best. 2-2 would be a shocker.

0-4 is NOT out of the realm of possibilities. FSU and GT toyed with U last year.

VT is the class of the conference.

OU? U got no shot.

Gaytor Criminal Nation:

24 arrests under Urban Cryer and counting - NICE JOB!

It is clear that the UFelony crime spree is tolerated over there in Deliverance Country a/k/a Gaynesville, cause winning football games is all that matters to those country bumpkins. What message are you sending to your students? "We will overlook criminal behavior as long as you can play football"... way to go Gaytors...

*tried to make a top 10, from best to worst or is it worst to best (I got confused)…. But there were so many heinous crimes/assaults/stabbings/shootings and theft that I had to list some evil-doing as honorable mention. Like the “Its good to be Chris Rainey” recruitment or the mysterious throat slashing keg stealer.

Here are my top 10:

1. After Jarvis “Puffy” Moss jumped up (Ganja increased his vertical by 18″) and salvaged the croc’s season against the Gamecocks by blocking a last second field goal attempt, it was revealed he to also failed a drug test during the summer as the clock ticked to zero. Guess what game he missed? The showdown between top ranked UF versus division 1AA Western Carolina.

2. Gator great, Marcus “Medicinal Puff” Thomas - a multiple drug test failure, pot and GHB. Gator fans tried to convince us all it was from the same test… then the truth came out, near the end of the season with his dismissal from the team. Moss and Thomas were both drafted by the Broncos. **bleep** was Shanahan thinking?

3. Baby Momma Slappin Avery Atkins. The alleged victim, Benerah Sanford, told police: She and Atkins argued Saturday on a drive to Atkins’ grandmother’s house. Atkins leaned over and punched her at least 13 times, and pushed her face against the car’s window while he conversed with relatives. Every time Sanford tried to exit the car, Atkins either punched her or stepped on the gas. When the pair finally arrived at Atkins’ home, she ran off and called the police.
Earlier this month, Atkins was found in a car in Daytona Beach with weed, gun and digital scales. To top it off, it was not his car. He had enrolled in UF in January with plans to “fight his way back to the cornerback slot.”

4. Brandon James a football player and Brandon Powell who coincidently is the basketball player who sucker punched the Vandy student in the back of the head [link], were found together in Gainesville with…. you guessed it: marijuana in the car during an undercover “buy bust”. One felony and one misdemeanor — purchase of a controlled substance and possession of >20 grams of marijuana — suspended indefinitely.

5. WR Riley Cooper smashed a windshield, welcome the perfect gater. And just who is Jasim Alidina? Adlina was the victim of Freshman Riley Cooper’s flailing haymaker through his car window. While Alidina survived the incident, remarkably unscathed, neither Cooper nor the car were as lucky. Cooper was taken to the Morton Plant Hospital.


6. Florida defensive back Dorian Munroe charged with felony for removal of parking boot and placing it in his trunk. This was later ironed out as expected as UF is thin at the corner. One felony — theft of a police metal parking boot from his car

7. At Da Club, Ronnie “The Rifleman” Wilson slaps some guy, then spits on him, then ends it by shooting at him, luckily police actually stepped in one time before he killed that guy. two felonies and one misdemeanor — gun in a parking lot near campus — suspended indefinitely. THIS ONE ACTUALLY CAME BACK TO THE TEAM

8. LB Dusty “Rhodes” Doe, pummels some dude (ala Channing the Chainsaw Crowder) in a Alaucha County vs. Pasco County gang fight (Reds vs. Crips style). Punishment? No suspension from Meyer. Doe to face the (Jaws intro theme) Leadership Committee. one misdemeanor — disorderly conduct for parking garage brawl

9. The 7-Man shower Self shooting gun incident, Gator players led by Dee Webb, Andre “Bubba” Caldwell and Reggie Lewis had a $60,000 SUV loaded with improperly registered AK’s and other machine guns… and they were all drunk while shooting at apartment windows for fun. Of course initially nobody took the blame and they all said they were in the shower (together) and that the gun must have shot itself… Gators went with the deniable plausibility angle when Dee Webb shot off his arsenal saying he had already declared for the draft, so he was no longer a Gator.

T10. Dallas “Bike Taker” Baker, steals a bike, but when cops questioned him, Dallas said, “heck man, I just thought the bike was ‘abandoned’”. The sophomore was issued a sworn complaint from UPD as an officer stopped Baker near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (which is a great place to take a deuce). Baker said he was late for an appointment and picked up an abandoned bicycle. Misdemeanor!!!

T10. Linebacker Taurean Charles. A UF student said Charles touched her against her will, the sworn complaint issued by the university police department said. Charles allegedly slammed her on the bed and onto a computer desk, picked her up over his head and threw her down on her roommate’s bed, according to the complaint. Charles was later dismissed from the Florida team.

Who is worse? Florida or Montana? [link]

Honorable Mention

Nyan (Cap’n Stabbin) Boateng gets into a heated arguement with some chick, a knife fight breaks out, Nyan Dogg ends up bloodied on the floor, luckily he was still alive.

“Nyan has some issues he is dealing with, and in the meantime, he will not participate in any team activities,” Florida spokesman Steve McClain said.

WR Percy Harvin, the star of the 2006 recruiting class, is a guy who was banned from Virginia High School sports. Why? Because he slugged a ref and had been involved in numerous brawls.

Chris Rainey and other recruits brag about how many gifts and wads of cash they are getting from Gator Alumni/Boosters… Cash, Jewelry, and throwback jerseys. But he was just joking. Ha Ha Ha.

Joakim Noah swipes at Vandy cheerleader, and later confronts the Vandy coach! That will show her and him. They were gatorbait!

Two Gator linebackers Darryl Gresham Jr. and Jon Demps go up in smoke, Cheech and Chong style, suspended from team on National Signing Day. Suspension/dismissals free up crucial scholarships for incoming Blue Chip recruits. Linebacking now a concern.

The unknown 6′4″ 280 pounder. A University of Florida student claimed a Gator football player stole his beer keg from the back of his truck which was heavily damaged as his head hit it. The student had a knot on his head and his neck was slashed by a ring. This was reported to the police as per a story in the Florida Alligator. This story quickly vanished. The student got his keg back and continued scraping the paint out of the knot on his head (legend says that the student now has a full scholarship!!)

"University of Florida Gator Football Players Jacques Rickerson and Ronnie Wilson arrested for beating and strangling women" This is the Gators 4th arrest in 2008. The Gaytors, however, are far outpacing the Noles in the "charges" and "felony" categories.

Other 2008 Gator misbehavins...
Stealing and using the credit card of a dead teammate's dead girlfriend.
Underage Drinking
Open container
The weed thing mentioned above

Go to the Fulmer Cup webpage for more rankings. The Fulmer cup measures misbehavior of college football teams.
The Gators are currently 13th, while FSU sits at 31st, and Miami is not ranked.

The Gaytors won't stay at 13th for long, however, as they will definitely vault up the rankings, possibly to # 1. The gators will receive 13 points for these latest arrests by my best guess: 4 (hitting girl + intensive care), 2 (simple battery), 2 (obstruction of justice), and for Wilson: +2 (assault) and + 2 (battery). They might also receive a bonus point +1.
The gators finished 3rd in 2007, while Miami and FSU did not even make the leader board.
UFelony finished 6th in 2006.
Factoring in even the most conservative of estimates, UF is now the ALL-TIME most misbehaved team in the Fullmer Cup!

2009 update: University of Florida police arrested Gators offensive lineman Carl Johnson on Monday for violating a sexual violence restraining order. This is the football team's third arrest since November. Cornerback Jacques Rickerson was kicked off the team for domestic battery. Quarterback Cam Newton, who has transferred, allegedly stole a student's laptop and threw it out of his dorm window upon police suspicion.

I ONLY WENT BACK A COUPLE OF YEARS CAUSE I WAS TIRED - but U get the picture Gaytor Trolls.

Yeah - they are good young men over there in Deliverance Country.... What a crock of shyt...
Urban is so used to lying that even he is starting to believe his own lies.

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