Five-Star Recruit Commits To Cats

By: Brandon Fisher Email
By: Brandon Fisher Email

Daniel Orton, a 6-10 center out of Bishop McGuiness in Oklahoma City, has given Kentucky Coach Billy Gillispie his verbal commitment to play for the Wildcats.

The five-star center is rated the number 3 center and number 22-rated prospect overall in the country.

Orton has been in Lexington over the weekend to attend Big Blue Madness and chose Kentucky over the likes of Kansas, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

Orton joins a class that is shaping up to be one of the best in the country, with the other verbal commitments of Jon Hood and G.J. Vilarino.


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  • by Carl Howard Location: New TazWell Tn Formley From Harlan Ky on Oct 18, 2008 at 12:47 AM
    I think People should Give Hartline A break He a Sophmore who Only Played 4 Games Last year He will Only Get Better, and about the BasketBall Team People Like Tenneesse Better Watch Out Cause The wildCats Are Back And Ready to Play, Congrats To Mr.Daniel Orton For Picking The Wildcats To Play For Where Back
  • by mel Location: lex on Oct 15, 2008 at 08:31 AM
    YES!! Cobb at QB!!! Why can't Brooks see this?????
  • by Tyrone Location: Lexington on Oct 14, 2008 at 11:53 AM
    haha I agree with all the QB comments. But we still wont make it to the final four no matter what players we have. I think obtaining Gillispie was a mistake. Maybe if he wasn't drunk all the time he could coach better.
  • by Don Location: Hazard on Oct 13, 2008 at 03:33 PM
    I would like to see UK put a big football player on its roster, match ups kill UK when other teams do this. LSU, AR, and FL have been famous for this. Tubby would only have the so called "projects" from Ethiopia, tall and thin to match up against a offensive lineman.
  • by john Location: lex on Oct 13, 2008 at 01:53 PM
    Can he play Quarterback???
  • by Terry Location: Richmond on Oct 13, 2008 at 01:27 PM
    And remember where you can listen to all the UK Basketball games...Newsradio 630 WLAP, & 98-1 The Bull - the home of the Cats!
  • by Jason Location: Madisonville on Oct 13, 2008 at 05:28 AM
    Can Orton play QB too? We need him on the football team because Hartline just can't do it. I don't know why Brooks won't wake up and start Randall Cobb at QB.
  • by Harvey Location: Hazard on Oct 12, 2008 at 07:30 PM
    This is straight wicked. I'm loving it.
  • by UKKRA_Z Location: Lexington on Oct 12, 2008 at 07:10 PM
    That's what I like to hear. Top recruits coming to the top college basketball program in the nation. Looks like teams are going to be afraid to come into Rupp Arena. Let the beatings commence. GO CATS!!!!!!
  • by kymom Location: lexington on Oct 12, 2008 at 06:02 PM
    This is going to be an exciting year! I knew Billy G just needed some time to get things going! You couldn't expect the man to come in and turn things around his first year! No one could do that! We will just get better and better each year, I think! We're coming back with a vengeance! Go Billy G! Go Big Blue!
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