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Notes: Knight named a SLAM All-American; Q and A with Cobb

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Proving once again that Kentucky's 2010 signing class might be the top class in the country, SLAM Magazine has selcted several UK signees to its SLAM All-American team.

Point guard Brandon Knight, rated the No. 6 overall recruit by Rivals.com, was selected a first-team All-American by SLAM. Knight, from Pine Crest High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., joined Baylor's Perry Jones, Duke's Kyrie Irving, Ohio State's Jared Sullinger and North Carolina's Harrison Barnes.

In addition to Knight's first-team honors, power forward Terrence Jones and center Enes Kanter were named honorable mention.

Kentucky has signed five recruits in Rivals' top 33, more than any other school in the nation.

Q & A with Cobb: Fox Sports South has a Q and A with junior wide receiver Randall Cobb. An excerpt is below, but you can you check out the full interview here.

Q. Talk about developing your skills as a WR as far as route running, etc., and what your goals were for improving this offseason at the WR position.

A. Personally, the biggest thing I wanted to work on was making sure that I'm quick in getting out of my cuts. I noticed that I was tending to be a little slow because it's not as natural to me, this being my second or third year playing receiver. I never really played it before, so there is a lot of stuff I've had to learn. 

I'm still trying to master it and get it all down but it's going to take time and take reps and that's what I've been trying to do this spring and summer.  Doing a lot of drills with cutting and making sure I'm getting better at route running.

Q.  During the biggest wins last season -- against Auburn and Georgia specifically (223 all-purpose yds, three touchdowns) -- you were front and center. What is it about when the clock gets to the fourth quarter and the lights are shining brightest that triggers something inside of you?

A.  As the game goes on, I get hungrier and I want the ball in my hands more. We've had a few big wins last year and played in a lot of close games but I just want to make sure we can capitalize and finish this year. The thing that triggers me is just my heart. I've always played with so much heart and pride in what I do, and I think it just really shows when everybody else gets tired.


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