Karl Towns Could Land at Kentucky in 2014 (UPDATED)

Karl Towns could land on Kentucky’s campus as early as the fall of 2014.

“It’s a done deal,” a source close to Towns’s recruiting process told BustingBrackets.com of the player’s intentions to pledge to Kentucky in his Dec. 4 announcement at St. Joe’s-Metuchen High School. “His decision has been made up and the announcement in three weeks is just a formality at this point.”

Kentucky is certainly considered the favorite because  the 6-foot-11 Towns played for Wildcats coach John Calipari and assistant Orlando Antigua on the Dominican Republic National Team this summer, and the family has a strong bond with those coaches.

Towns also attended the Maryland-Kentucky game — won by the Wildcats — last Friday at Barclays Center.

“Everything points in that direction — as far as making the decision early and spending the summer playing with Coach Calipari,” Jerry Meyer of 24/7 Sports told Ben Roberts. “I would be extremely, extremely surprised if it’s not Kentucky.”

Still, Karl Towns Sr. told SNY.tv his son has strong relationships with all the coaches recruiting him.

The father said numerous schools are on the list, including Kentucky, Duke, Florida, Michigan State, N.C. State, North Carolina, Villanova, West Virginia, Rutgers and Seton Hall.

“Karl is comfortable with every coach that he met,” his father said. “There’s no difference level just because it’s Cal. Nobody’s jumping out. He has the same level of respect for every coach.”

Wherever he goes, Towns, who turned 17 Thursday, could move from 2015 to 2014 sometime after he announces his college choice Dec. 4.

“It’s something that he’s thinking about,” Towns Sr. said. “It’s something he’s considering.”

Jerry Smith, the AD at St. Joe’s, made similar comments to Ben Roberts earlier, pointing out that Towns is a 4.0 student and that the school has access to college courses which could expedite Towns’s course of study.

“I think it’s going to be this year, next year and gone,” Smith said.

Just this year, top prospects Andrew Wiggins (uncommitted), Dakari Johnson (uncommitted) Noah Vonleh (Indiana) and Wayne Selden (Kansas) reclassified to 2013 from 2014.

Now, Towns could be up next.

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414 comments
pisano
pisano

When does Sanchez get cut?

jdb4
jdb4

Alex Marvez says Bucs are @Buccaneers stepping up efforts to trade CB Darrelle Revis, source tells @FOXSports1

Well, I guess the Jets are going to be getting only a 4th round pick, because I'm thinking Licht is either going to trade Revis or cut him by Thursday 4pm.

jimjets
jimjets

49ers dropping Carlos Rogers ? Him and donte Whitner roaming our backfield?

williamg1
williamg1

Bradysucks just had to talk up Hank's name. 

jake100
jake100

I cant wait for tomorrow after 4pm!  Idzik will draw first blood. In Idzik we trust!

nesboogie
nesboogie

Byrd asking for 9mil a yr? Pay him

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

Don't know how true it is but I read on rotoworld that Miami has contacted Howard's camp and are interested in him. Ut oh!

jdb4
jdb4

Bring back Revis to the JETS!!!

bklyndude
bklyndude

@jimjets     According to PFT it sounds like Vontae Davis might be teaming up with Vernon Davis in San Francisco.

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

@jake100

Say it Joey....B...A...L....L....S  !!!

We're adults here...we've heard that word before !!!

williamg1
williamg1

@jake100  That's him being petty (and unprofessional). He's just mad because Tone shut the media out, and now they want to get some getback. This is a prime example of why Cimini can't get ahead as a writer/journalist. He's going to end up retiring from basically the same position he had for 30 years. 

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@jake100  If Verner and Howard are not immediately en route to New York the moment the clock hits 4:00:00 then something's wrong.

williamg1
williamg1

@jake100  Bent's like 9 hours ahead, so maybe he can find out who the Jets signed early in the AM. 

jake100
jake100

@j3tsfan29  

I told you cats about the Miami thing. I hope it falls through!

harold
harold

@bklyndude @jimjets


OR NY!!


"Word amongst insiders is the New York Jets are going hard after cornerback Vontae Davis." - Tony Pauline

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@williamg1 @jake100  This is good though. At this point, Cimini and Mehta have jumped the hypothetical shark here. That Olbermann nut-crushing on Mehta was the beginning of the end for these two. Now everyone sees what they're trying to do, and only lame, mouth-breathing ESPN trolls actually believe what they say. It's good that these players (Holmes, Scott) caught on to them and gave them what they deserve. Maybe now with Idzik running the show, they'll start to get their sh-- together when they realize that they're both being fed stories of nothing.

Bent
Bent moderator

@williamg1 @jake100  Just because Holmes is gone and will no longer be reminding of this fact, we shouldn't forget how unprofessional, hypocritical, jealous and unreasonable some of these guys have been.


NEVER FORGET!

Bent
Bent moderator

@williamg1 @jake100  Only four hours ahead actually.  Around lunchtime cool with you guys?

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@jake100 @j3tsfan29  i usually dont get mad when football players take the most money they can because their careers are short and contracts aint guarenteed but i will be a little pissed at howard...i feel like we took this guy off the trashpile and we couldnt get a deal done with him before tomorrow 

bklyndude
bklyndude

@harold    

If he has visions of Vontae Island,  playing for Rex is the way to go.  Sounds like the Jets are definitely in the mix for him.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@Monty Granito there was a report earlier today saying he was close to resigning with the colts but then i just read something from an hour ago that dont expect him to be a colt...i would love to have davis or verner both 25 and heading into their prime  

harold
harold

@bklyndude @harold@jimjets


Rex helps make CB's great.  So why wouldn't you come play for the Jets?  Playing with your brother is fine.  Having a chance to become great is something altogether different.


Not saying he will or won't but I don't think that will be the deciding factor.

harold
harold

@williamg1


Which is what I would do.  there are at least 8 CB who would be huge upgrades over Cro last year.  So I would cast a wide net and snag who whoever offers the best bang for the buck.  No need to overpay for a slightly better player.

bklyndude
bklyndude

@harold @bklyndude @jimjets     But playing with his brother on a good team makes more sense,  doesn't it ?    

I wouldn't mind him coming to the Jets,  just more likely to S.F. if not back to Colts.

williamg1
williamg1

The Jets are going hard after 10 different CBs. 

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@Bent @williamg1 @jake100  funny cimini mehta and myers never talked about holmes visiting the troops at a base in germany or hanging out with a cancer patient 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @jake100  Last year Joey said about Sanchez that he was losing the QB battle on purpose because he wanted out of New York!  That's not quitting on your team?

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  Holmes never gave up on his team, he was benched. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@jake100  


"Not worth responding to"


Look at Joey taking a Santonio Holmes approach to this conversation.  Classy?

jake100
jake100

@Bent @jake100 @williamg1  


Not worth responding to.Comparing Holmes to Sanchez class wise is silly.Holmes was thrown out of a huddle for goodness sakes and gave up on his team!  No one was thrown under the bus more than Mark but he didn't pull the diva antics of hlomes, he stayed classy. That is why he will find work and Holmes will struggle.

Bent
Bent moderator

@jake100 @Bent @williamg1  Which was the classy part?  Him getting his ass out on a drunken video, sulking over losing reps in practice or screaming at Idzik because he blamed him for the fact that he didn't get rid of the ball quick enough against the Giants and got himself injured?


Seems about as bad as Holmes when you boil it down.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 So that means you excuse you scummy they've been? They antagonized Bart Scott, one of the best Jet players we've had since Woody bought the team, all because he wouldn't give them the time of day for their relentless sh-- stirring. 


They have tried at every turn to create rifts that don't exist so they can write about the fallout. They don't deserve to be respected, not until they decide to show the team and players some. 

Zartan
Zartan

And the jets would have no problem trashing him, 8f he doesn't play up to par .

Never worry yourself over another mans money

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@jake100 i know if we lose him that means we drafting oline at 18...but for 2 weeks now im surprised we couldnt get a deal done i would love to know if its idzick being cheap or howard being a little unreasonable to the team that took him in when he was an after thought  

jake100
jake100

@rstysanchz @jake100 @j3tsfan29  


Regardless, with all the questions on the Oline, he was our only consistent player last season. His loss will be bigger than fans think. Lets hope he signs.