It’s no secret that Kentucky’s recruiting class for 2019 has not lived up to prior expectations. John Calipari and Co. have missed out on nearly every top-tier talent they’ve gone after, excluding Kahlil Whitney and Tyrese Maxey.
It’s not anywhere near time to hit the panic button, but some concern should be shown for the lack of talent this class is going to bring in. However, all of that could change if five-star power forward Isaiah Todd decides to reclassify and become a Wildcat in 2019.
In fact, John Calipari is meeting with Todd today, according to Rivals reporter Corey Evans.
Todd, currently the No. 13 overall player in the 2020 class, is a 6-10 versatile big man that can hurt you in a lot of ways, and he’s a big body the Cats desperately need for next year’s class.
The Herald-Leader recently talked to recruiting guru Evan Daniels, who said that if a scholarship offer from Kentucky is given to Todd, that the Cats would be No. 1 on his list. The other team hot on his list is the North Carolina Tar Heels.
“He has a lot of potential. He has good size and length and mobility and athletic ability,” Daniels said. “There’s impressive skill there, especially with his footwork and his hands and his touch. The biggest key for him is staying locked in, competing consistently, and playing more inside than fading to the perimeter.”
Daniels recently logged a crystal ball prediction in favor of Kentucky for Todd. While an offer has yet to be made, perhaps Calipari will do it while visiting Todd today.
After this season, Kentucky will have plenty of minutes for big men to go around. PJ Washington will be a first round pick and Reid Travis won’t be eligible to play anymore. To see a frontcourt of Nick Richards, E.J. Montgomery, and Isaiah Todd would be really fun.
So how good are the chances of Todd’s reclassification?
“I think they’re pretty good,” Daniels said. “He obviously hasn’t come out and said he’s going to do it, but it seems like it’s headed that direction.”
If Todd does reclassify, we could see him play the role that EJ Montgomery is playing right now.
No matter what, the Cats need to strengthen their 2019 class. A reclassification and commitment from Todd would really help.
Top 10 Isaiah Todd OUT HERE looking like a 6'10" GUARD!!! pic.twitter.com/iRtShkogeP— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) January 12, 2019