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More positive vibes for UK with Keion Brooks

UK continues to gain momentum as Brooks reportedly nears a decision.

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The recruitment of Keion Brooks is nearing its end, and the Kentucky Wildcats remain strongly in the mix.

The five-star forward out of La Lumiere (IN) is set to make his college decision soon between the Wildcats, Indiana Hoosiers, Michigan State Spartans and North Carolina Tar Heels.

However, this has been viewed as a two-horse race between Kentucky and Indiana going into the final stretch of this recruitment. And now, it’s Kentucky who appears to be in front.

The 247 Sports Crystal Ball, which has favored Indiana for the majority of Brooks’ recruitment, now has Kentucky getting the most predictions. 247 Sports recruiting director Jerry Meyer also just logged a prediction for the Wildcats.

KSR’s Jack Pilgrim still expects a decision from Brooks by the end of February, and he’s picking Kentucky to win out.

It probably helps that Indiana just lost at home in brutal fashion to Purdue, further destroying the Hoosiers’ chances of making the NCAA Tournament as they’ve lost 11 of their last 12 games. Hoosier fans also continue to make complete fools of themselves, but that’s nothing new.

It’s also worth pointing out that Brooks is about to go on spring break, which will give him more time to make a decision with his family. If it comes next week, it looks like Kentucky is the choice.

According to the 247 Sports class calculator, the addition of Brooks would push Kentucky’s 2019 class to No. 2 overall behind only Arizona, who may suffer some decommitments depending on how the FBI and NCAA investigations go.

Then there’s the chance Kentucky could add one of Isaiah Todd, Matthew Hurt or Jaden McDaniels to the class later this spring/summer. For all of the grief John Calipari and his staff have gotten for their recruiting misses recently, they may be poised to land yet another class ranked No. 1 or 2 in the final rankings.

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