Five-star small forward Miles Bridges narrowed his recruiting list to five schools Monday, and the Kentucky Wildcats made the cut.
That was no surprise, as UK is the perceived favorite for Bridges, who's ranked No. 7 in ESPN's 2016 rankings. 24/7 Sports' Jerry Meyer echoed those sentiments, telling Kentucky.com, "I just think he likes Kentucky. I think he's intrigued with Kentucky. I think getting that (scholarship) offer was a big deal to him. I sense that Kentucky has the edge right now."
Bridges would be a huge get for Kentucky if they're able to land him, but the current belief is he won't pick a school until later this fall at the earliest.
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