The Kentucky Wildcats have offered four-star guard Mark Smith, according to his AAU coach.
Kentucky has just offered Ramey Jets United's Mark Smith #edwardsvillebasketball— Andre McMurray (@Coachmcmurray) April 7, 2017
The offer came while John Calipari visited with Smith on Thursday. It’s part of a recruiting trip this week that includes a trip down to California to meet with fellow four-star guard Jemarl Baker.
But for now, it’s Smith who has the scholarship offer from Kentucky. Calipari first reached out to Smith on March 28th, shortly after the Cats’ 2016-17 season ended.
With it came the end of Dominique Hawkins, De’Aaron Fox, Mychal Mulder, Malik Monk and Isaiah Briscoe in a Kentucky uniform. They will all now be pursuing professional opportunities, leaving the Cats without their entire backcourt from last season.
Even though Kentucky holds commitments from Shai Alexander and Quade Green, they need to add at least one more guard in this class, and it looks like Smith may be their guy.
Michigan State, Butler and Ohio State are also making a strong push for Smith.