The Kentucky Wildcats are poised to have another strong recruiting class in 2018.
The latest indicator of such is the updated ESPN Class of 2018 rankings, which features a host of UK targets in the top 15. Among them are R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson and Cameron Reddish at the No. 1, 2 and 3 spots respectively. There’s a great chance UK lands at least one of them, and it’s not out of the question that two of them are Wildcats come the 2018-19 season.
One of the big risers was Simisola Shittu, a big man who is on the verge of scoring a scholarship offer from John Calipari. Coming in at No. 7 is Keldon Johnson, an elite shooting guard who scored an offer from UK on Tuesday.
Immanuel Quickley jumped up from No. 15 to 12 as he looks like he’ll become UK’s first pledge in the 2018 class. He’s followed by Quentin Grimes, who also holds a UK offer but looks to be trending towards Kansas.
Here’s the entire top 25:
1 R.J. Barrett (hold UK offer)
2 Zion Williamson (hold UK offer)
3 Cameron Reddish (hold UK offer)
4 Bol Bol (hold UK offer)
5 Romeo Langford (hold UK offer)
6 Simisola Shittu
7 Keldon Johnson (hold UK offer)
8 Anfernee Simons
9 Darius Bazley
10 Tre Jones
11 Darius Garland (hold UK offer)
12 Immanuel Quickley (hold UK offer)
13 Quentin Grimes (hold UK offer)
14 Nassir Little
15 Jalen Smith
16 Reggie Perry
17 Moses Brown
18 Nazreon Reid
19 Jaylen Hoard
20 Emmitt Williams
21 Louis King
22 Taeshon Cherry
23 Jahvon Quinerly
24 Shareef O'Neal
25 Coby White