The Kentucky Wildcats' pursuit of Rawle Alkins is heating up.
Not long after receiving an offer from UK, Alkins has now set up a visit to Lexington for Big Blue Madness in October, according to Zags Blog:
.@Iam_RawleAlkins says he will visit Kentucky for Big Blue Madness in October.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) July 15, 2015
.@Iam_RawleAlkins says Calipari's message: 'Come to Kentucky, you'll love it out here & you'll live like a pro.'— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) July 15, 2015
Kentucky calls @Iam_RawleAlkins 'almost every day,' source said. Indiana & St. John's 'slightly' more involved.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) July 15, 2015
"You get an offer from Kentucky, they're gonna be in your top 5 no matter what, even if you're not going there,"--Rawle Alkins— Josh Newman (@Joshua_Newman) July 15, 2015
Kentucky has amped up their pressure on Alkins since the first live period began last week on the five-star shooting guard from Middle Village, NY (Christ The King Regional). He's ranked No. 15 overall by Rivals, No. 22 by ESPN, and No. 12 by 24/7 in the class of 2016.
Alkins holds offers from Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, Maryland, St. John's, and Villanova among many others. He joins five-star combo guard Kobi Simmons and five-star wing Miles Bridges in those attending Big Blue Madness.