The recruitment of Scottie Lewis is still ongoing, though a final decision is expected very soon from the five-star wing.
Lewis is down to the Kentucky Wildcats and Florida Gators, so one way or another, Lewis is going to be playing at Rupp Arena next year. The only question remaining is what jersey will he be wearing when it happens, and on the heels of his decision, no one seems to know.
Florida had all of the momentum before Lewis’ official visit to Lexington, but that trip has seemingly shifted momentum back in favor of Kentucky.
Now, with a decision looming, recruiting experts are split as to where Lewis ends up.
Rivals analysts Eric Bossi, Corey Evans and Dan McDonald recently gave their thoughts and opinions on a number of different topics in the high school recruiting spectrum. One of those topics happened to be their predictions for Lewis’ commitment.
For the most part, it was pretty split. Evans sided with Florida, while Bossi wanted to give Florida a slight edge but remained neutral, and McDonald picked Kentucky.
”I’m going with Kentucky here. Florida had a lot going for them with Lewis in his recruitment, but John Calipari doesn’t miss often when he really wants a recruit,” said McDonald. “After a great visit to Kentucky, I think Big Blue Nation will get good news when Lewis ultimately makes his decision.”
The indecision jives with what other experts are saying. The 247 Sports crystal ball has four recent picks for Lewis: One for Florida, one for Kentucky, and two ‘foggy’ picks.
The general consensus for the past several weeks now has been that Florida is the favorite to land Lewis’ commitment. This hasn’t prevented Kentucky from being in the mix, however. Knowing all too well how significant his visit to Lexington would be, nobody would be surprised if John Calipari winds up snagging a Letter of Intent from the exceptional wing prospect this fall.
Lewis’ decision is expected to be announced in the coming weeks, if not this upcoming week. He is an exceptional athlete with a reputation for being an exceptional defensive player.
The complementation of Lewis’ grit with Khalil Whitney’s potential dominance, Dontaie Allen’s skills and Tyrese Maxey’s versatility, the 2019 recruiting class could be shaping up to be magnificent for Calipari and Kentucky Basketball.
Where do you think Lewis ends up?