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Kent. HS football coach: New Louisville coaches not welcome here

The new coaching staff at Louisville wasted little time in upending the plans of a quartet of commits to former coach Bobby Petrino. Now there’s backlash from a coach of one athlete’s team.
As reported by the Lexington Herald-Leader, Franklin-Simpson (Kent.) High School head coach Doug Preston lashed out against the new Louisville coaching staff who rescinded an offer to Jack Randolph, an offensive lineman at Franklin-Simpson. As noted by our Gannett partners the Louisvlle Courier-Journal, Randolph was one of four players who have had their scholarships taken away by the staff of new Louisville coach Scott Satterfield.

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Preston responded on Twitter after another Kentucky recruit left the fold at Louisville:

What I hate to see is our kids getting their scholarships pulled with only days to go until signing!! These kids have set their futures around what UL promised! They showed loyalty to their commitment and now they get burned! Ridiculous and no class @UofLFootball
— Doug Preston (@coachadp) December 10, 2018

As noted by the Herald-Leader, Randolph remains scheduled to graduate early and was previously planning to enroll at Louisville for the spring semester. While has offers from at least five other schools, including Western Kentucky and Cincinnati, it’s uncertain if those scholarship offers remain on the table or whether those schools moved on to other targets after Randolph committed to Louisville.
Either way, the end result was that Randolph is suddenly scrambling, while Preston may be shutting off all access to Franklin-Simpson players to Satterfield and his staff.

Coach Satterfield shouldn’t bother sending anyone down here to recruit in the future! I can’t look my players in the eyes and tell them to trust anyone @UofLFootball any longer!
— Doug Preston (@coachadp) December 10, 2018

VIDEO: Louisville commit Josh Nickelberry explodes for 75 points in two days

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Northwood Temple Academy (Fayetteville, N.C.) guard and Louisville commit Josh Nickelberry exploded for 75 points in two days over the weekend at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report. The four-star prospect from Fayetteville was electric with his ability to knockdown three-point jumpers from off-the-dribble.
Nickelberry went for 31 points on Friday night against Carmel Christian and followed it up with another outburst of 44 points on Saturday which included five made three-pointers.

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Nickelberry is set to join Chris Mack at Louisville in a 2019 recruiting class that is already being called the ‘Dream Class’ by fans. The Cardinals have successfully recruited five Top 100 prospects along with the 206th-ranked player according to 247Sports in Quinn Slazinski.
Irish-born Aidan Igiehon (No. 44) headlines the class along with Texas product Samuell Williamson (No. 45), hometown talent David Johnson (No. 72) and 6-foot-8 power forward Jaelyn Withers (No. 85).
Nickelberry is ranked No. 96 nationally by 247Sports and is considered one of the best shooting guards in the country.
Perhaps what’s most exciting about Nickelberry’s game is his size at 6-foot-4 combined with the next-level skill that he already possesses. Nickelberry’s jumper is silky smooth and he showcases an elite ability to break down defenses using screens to either pull-up from deep or slice through the defense and finish hard at the basket.
Nickelberry is a special talent that is set to do some major damage in his final season of high school basketball.
Michael McLamb is the Sports Editor at Mars Reel. Follow him on Twitter: @McLambSays
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