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Kentucky offers scholarship to 2020 (probably 2019) PF Isaiah Todd

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Kentucky has been courting 2020 forward Isaiah Todd for quite some time, and the coaching staff has finally stepped forward with an official scholarship offer.

On Wednesday, head coach John Calipari visited Todd, and not long after, the offer came. Now, the ball is rolling toward Todd being a 2019 recruit that Kentucky is favored for.

According to the 247 Sports composite ranking, Todd is the No. 12 player and the No. 2 power forward in the 2020 class. He has a versatile skill set that will allows him to play on the block, run the floor, and handle the ball on the perimeter.

In early January, stories started circulating that the five-star Virginia native was considering a reclassification to the 2019 class. And given Kentucky’s limited options for the front court for 2019, that could make him a hot commodity for John Calipari and company.

N’Faly Dante is currently the only big man that Kentucky has offered in the 2020 class aside from Todd. So it is very possible that the Wildcats would be interested in Todd in either class. However, given the timing of the offer compared to when the reclassification rumors started, this could be another indicator that Todd is strongly considering moving up a class.

For the 2019-2020 season, Kentucky looks to return Nick Richards and EJ Montgomery. Matthew Hurt, Jaden McDaniels, and Keion Brooks are still on the board for the Wildcats, but they are not favored in any of those recruitments.

After missing on Vernon Carey, James Wiseman, and Isaiah Steward, getting a talented 2020 player to move up to 2019 is a good strategy for getting more depth in the front court. Is that an option for Isaiah Todd at Kentucky?

We may find out sooner rather than later.

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