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UK Signee Changes His Mind

Coach John Calipari wasted no time on his first day as UK's head coach.

On Wednesday, after signing his contract and holding press conferences in Lexington and Memphis, Coach Cal hit the recruiting trail hard.

But 27 SPORTSFIRST learned Thursday that one signee will not be coming to the bluegrass.

Billy Gillispie had three signees coming in: Daniel Orton, Jon Hood and G.J. Vilarino, a guard from McKinney, Texas.

Vilarino is not coming. He'll receive a release from his letter of intent, possibly as early as Thursday.

On Thursday morning, our Rob Bromley talked with G.J.'s father, Gerry Vilarinio, who described a 15 to 20 minute telephone conversation he had with with John Calipari.

"I think we both agreed that it was probably best that we look an an opportunity that is more in line with what we wanted for G.J. When G.J. committed to Kentucky two years ago.. It was a scenario we had in mind that has obviously changed an awful lot since Coach Cal arrived. And after thinking it through and really talking to him, we both felt it was probably in G.J.'s best interest that we look for a different opportunity," Gerry Vilarino said.

John Calipari also visited with the family of Daniel Orton on Wednesday night.

Orton's father called it a nice visit but said with the coaching change, things are still up in the air.


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