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Kahlil Whitney won’t sign with UK in early signing period

Whitney is a top-10 recruit with a world of potential.

The Kentucky Wildcats will only have two recruits signed during the fall period.

That’s because five-star forward Kahlil Whitney will not sign his national letter of intent until the spring, according to Adam Zagoria.

While that doesn’t sound like good news, Zagoria writes that it’s due to a logistical issue that prevented Whitney from signing in his hometown.

“He’ll be signing in the spring due to a logistical issue because he wants to do it at home in Chicago,” the source said. “His dream has always been to do it at his elementary school in Chicago and it didn’t work out for the fall.

“He’s still 100 percent committed to Kentucky. He’s not reopening his recruitment.”

Most recruits who are committed in the fall but don’t sign an NLI usually sign financial aid paperwork. That allows the school to comment on the recruit but not keep him bound to a NLI in the event he wants to reopen his recruitment.

For now, it looks like there’s nothing to worry about here. But with the way recruiting has gone recently for John Calipari, it’s hard to not have at least a small level of concern.

The last thing Kentucky can afford is to lose Whitney, who already looks primed to be a major contributor on next year’s team.

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