That doesn’t mean O’Neal won’t eventually do so, but for now, he’s keeping his options open and not binding himself to Arizona. There had been rumblings about O’Neal’s status with Arizona after the program was implicated in the FBI organization.
There were also rumors that O’Neal would reopen his recruitment with Kentucky being a heavy player in that. Shaq has frequently praised Calipari and said that he would like his son to play at Kentucky.
However, O’Neal will be a popular commodity in the 2018 class and several other high-profile programs will be trying to land a commitment from him, if he does wind up decommitting from Arizona, which may never happen.
If he does, Kentucky seems to have the upper hand, according to his 247 Sports Crystal Ball.
However, those predictions came when it looked like O’Neal would visit UK along with Bol Bol for Big Blue Madness. O’Neal not only did not make the trip, but Bol now appears to be heading toward Oregon.
Stay tuned for more updates on O’Neal’s recruitment.