John Calipari and his staff are getting set for a big recruiting month.
In the coming weeks, UK will meet with some of its top targets in the 2018 and 2019 classes. According to Adam Zagoria, UK will have an in-home visit with five-star forward EJ Montgomery next week.
Zagoria also reports that Calipari will meet with 2019 stars Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis. All of these visits will come during the next recruiting period, which goes from April 5-18, though there will be a brief dead period from April 9-12.
Montgomery is UK’s top remaining target in the Class of 2018. The 6-10 forward is heavily considering the Wildcats in addition to Duke, North Carolina and Vanderbilt among others. He’s likely waiting until May to make his decision while keeping an eye on NBA Draft decisions.
Lewis and Antoine could be the biggest package deal in the Class of 2019, as both players are strongly considering attending the same college, and UK is in the mix. Lewis and Antoine are ranked 6th and 7th in the class by the 247 Sports Composite and have long played together on the high school and AAU circuit.
The two have plenty of schools heavily recruiting them, including Duke, Florida, Arizona, Kansas and Villanova among others. Both Antoine and Lewis are hoping to trim their lists of schools in consideration soon. Expect UK to make the cut for both and be heavily in the mix going into the fall, though it’s unclear when either will make a college commitment.