With Kentucky’s list of 2019 targets dwindling, a new name has emerged as a reclassification candidate.
According to Corey Evans of Rivals, 2020 five-star forward Isaiah Todd is considering a move into 2019, and Kentucky would be a major player, saying, “Todd and his family are investigating the proper avenues for a reclassification into the 2019 class and thus, a college enrollment this fall.”
While Kentucky has yet to offer Todd, he previously said the Wildcats were showing a lot of interest in him.
“On the recruiting side, Kentucky has been reaching out consistently, Maryland has too, Oklahoma State reaches out consistently, Texas, Florida offered recently and I’ve had a lot of other schools reaching out.” Todd wrote in a blog post in August.
Currently, Rivals, ESPN and 247 Sports have Todd ranked as a top-20 recruit in 2020. ESPN actually has him ranked No. 8 overall. All three services list him as a power forward. He already has offers from the North Carolina Tar Heels, Maryland Terrapins, Villanova Wildcats, Virginia Cavaliers and Kansas Jayhawks among others.
The 6-10, 200-pound Todd led his John Marshall (VA) team to a state championship in 2017-18 as a sophomore, but he transferred to Trinity Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina for his junior year.
This is a big development (no pun intended) for Kentucky’s search for bigs in the 2019 class. Currently, Kentucky has just three commitments and no big men. It also appears there’s a real chance they strike out on their remaining 2019 targets.
That’s why we should expect to see at least one reclassification candidate emerge in the coming months. To this point, N’Faly Dante was rumored to be that guy, but you can now add Todd into that group.
Check out this feature on Todd from last year:
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