Many recruits, including four-star prospect Nolan Dennis, are in a state of uncertainty concerning where they will go to college next year. But there is one school Dennis will not be attending.
And that is Memphis, the school he signed with in November.
"Nolan is not going to Memphis," said his mother, Carol Dennis.
Today, the Dennises set the wheels in motion for Nolan to go to another school.
"We called Memphis today for his release," Carol Dennis said. "We didn't get the athletic director, but we talked to his assistant and said we wanted the release. We were told it wouldn't be a problem. After we get the release, Nolan can start talking to coaches."
Kentucky, along with the schools that orginally had offered Dennis, a 6-foot-5, 185-pound shooting guard from North Richland Hills (Texas) Richland, will be an option once he receives his release.
"Of course Nolan will look where 'Cal' (Coach John Calipari) went (Kentucky)," Carol Dennis said. "He was only going to Memphis because he loved 'Cal' so much. He also has that string of offers that he got earlier. All we can do right now is take it one step at a time, and that is to get the release first."
The schools that had offered Dennis included Baylor, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, North Carolina, Texas, Texas A&M and UCLA.
Nolan Dennis scouting report:
A sleek all-purpose guard, Dennis has a feel for the game and skill level that makes him one of the more intriguing guard prospects in the class. Capable of playing all three perimeter positions, Dennis is at his best making plays off the dribble. He has room to improve the consistency of his outside shot, and he does need to gain weight.