It’s only three days into the early signing period, and Kentucky has already officially signed a majority of their commitments in the 2020 class.
A surprise signing came today, though, as Devin Askew, the Wildcat’s only commitment for 2021, signed a NLI to UK. With this news, it’s official that Askew will now be playing in Lexington next season and Kentucky now has the No. 1 recruiting class in 2020.
The buzz around Askew was that he would choose whether or not to reclassify in the spring, but it was assumed he would eventually make the jump to 2020. With the five-star point guard now in the fold for next season, Kentucky now sits atop the rankings for the 2020 recruiting class.
Terrence Clarke signed his NLI first thing on Wednesday, Lance Ware and Cam’Ron Fletcher signed on Thursday, and Devin Askew signed this morning. BJ Boston is expected to sign at some point during the early signing period as well.
That gives John Calipari three five-stars and two four-stars in the mix, but he’s likely not done there. Fans and experts may not think he’s done, but do the UK commits know something some of us don’t?
After Evan Daniels’ tweet of an article highlighting UK’s class, Terrence Clarke had a pretty interesting follow-up.
We ain’t done either ⚪️ https://t.co/53oMH2YpeC— Terrence Clarke (@terrenceclarke_) November 15, 2019
Kentucky is in desperate need of frontcourt depth and with multiple prospects still on the table, you have to like the confidence these kids have that they can add to this already impressive group. Isaiah Jackson will choose between Kentucky, Alabama, and Syracuse tomorrow, while Greg Brown and Cliff Omoruyi plan to make their college decisions sometime next year.
There’s always a chance another 2021 recruit picks the Wildcats and moves into 2020 as well. We can’t discount another potential grad transfer coming aboard either.
This class is going to be special for the Wildcats, and it’s likely not done yet. If Kentucky even adds one more piece, specifically in the frontcourt, to this class, it’s hard to see how this group doesn’t finish atop the class rankings in 2020.
When you think about what this group can be when they’re added to what’s left after this season, it’ll be hard not to look ahead to 2020 while we’re still enjoying an incredible group in 2019.