March 20, 2007

Lucas sees opportunity with Cats

The 1st of April is still a week or so away, but it's never too early for "April Fool's Day" when it comes to the recruiting scene.

Tuesday saw rumors of a Patrick Patterson commitment to Florida spread like wildfire across radio airwaves and internet message boards alike only to be shot down by the family - much to the relief of Kentucky fans across the nation.

That brought a chuckle from one of the Wildcats' other top recruiting targets, Houston (Texas) Bellaire standout Jai Lucas, a close friend of Patterson.

"I guess it just goes along with the territory," Lucas said. "I've heard some ridiculous stuff about me, too. Everybody seems to know somebody or say they know somebody that knows what you're thinking. I just try to isolate myself from it as much as possible. Really, the only time I hear about it is when I do an interview and somebody says, 'Hey, did you hear about this?' Most of it just makes you laugh."

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