Matthew Hurt is one of the biggest remaining recruits from the 2019 class that is still considering the Kentucky Wildcats. The Rochester, MN native visited Kentucky on December 1st and the Wildcats have reportedly picked up momentum in his recruitment.
Hurt recently talked to a local newspaper about his recruitment and his decision timeline.
“My main thing is I was going to try and see what a game looks like for that school,” Hurt told Guy Limbeck of the Post-Bulletin about what he looks for on a visit. “What they do before games, what they do after. How they prep for teams, shoot arounds, all of that. So I’ll take a lot into consideration.”
Hurt will be visiting North Carolina this weekend as the Tar Heels host the Gonzaga Bulldogs. He also has official visits schedule to Duke and Kansas in the spring, and he plans to make his decision in April once the college basketball season has ended.
He has the option to take a fifth visit, but has not announced where that may be yet. Some speculate that Memphis may now be in contention in his recruitment, he has an older brother that currently plays for the Minnesota Golden Gophers, and the Villanova Wildcats are also still in the mix.
Hurt is listed as the No. 7 player in the class according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. After missing on James Wiseman and Vernon Carey, Hurt would be a huge front court addition to the 2019 Kentucky roster.
Will Cal be able to land Hurt and another top 10 guy to salvage this class? At least for Hurt, it looks like we will not know until April.