Originally Posted by WMR
From Meyer's Mailbag...
Is Vargas headed to Kentucky?
If UK lands Eloy Vargas, does that give them the No. 1 class?
- Mike from Lexington
Landing Vargas would push Kentucky past Memphis into the top spot in the national team recruiting rankings for 2010.
As a 2008 prospect, Vargas was the No. 26 ranked prospect in the Rivals150. He wasn't healthy, and consequently struggled during his freshman year at Florida. He transferred to Miami Dade Community College, where he hit his stride. Vargas and averaged 25 points and 15 rebounds per game.
I think Vargas will provide some good depth at a position we will likely need, but I don't see him being a major contributor. Still holding out hope on Terrence Jones.
I've never been a big fan of the JuCo route. You generally invest in players who have maybe 2 years of eligibility left who while they are older generally are less advanced than somebody out of high school.
Remember when Darnell Dodson was the second coming of Rudy Gay?