Larry Orton said it impressed him that Calipari came to see them before any other recruit.
"It didn't make that big an impact on Daniel, but you have to remember he does not show any reaction. You could win a national title and he wouldn't be all emotional and celebrating. He's just not that way. But it impressed me," Larry Orton said.
He said Calipari talked about where Daniel Orton would fit into his offense and how he could help him improve his skills.
"It all just depends on who else he gets (to play next year) and how he would run the team. He was very honest and open with us," Larry Orton said.
That's why as of now, Orton plans to play for the Wildcats just as he did when he signed his scholarship in November rather than ask for a release because coach Billy Gillispie was fired.
"Right now, we are going to Kentucky unless something changes, and we have all seen recently how fast things can change," Larry Orton said. "But as of now, we are still going to Kentucky."
Two recruits have change of heart
Two other players in UK's 2009 recruiting class apparently have had a change of heart. Konner Tucker said earlier this week he would not sign with UK this month and Texas high school guard G.J. Villarino has indicated he will ask for his release. UK's other signee, Madisonville's Jon Hood, remains committed to Kentucky.
The top player in UK's 2010 recruiting class under Gillispie, Dominique Ferguson of Indianapolis, talked to Calipari Wednesday.
Ferguson, a top 10 national recruit, says he like's Calipari's style, but he still might de-commit from UK and re-open his recruiting process until he gets to know Calipari better.
Another junior commit, K.C. Ross-Miller of Texas, has already said he'll re-open his recruitment.
Editor's note: Larry Vaught is sports editor at the Danville Advocate-Messenger, a sister paper to The Jessamine Journal.