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Where UK recruits stand in final Rivals 2019 rankings

Several future Wildcats took a dip, but Dontaie Allen is still the top-ranked recruit from Kentucky.


After Rivals unveiled their final top 10 on Monday, they have now released their final rankings for the rest of the 2019 class.

For the Kentucky Wildcats, it was another dip for most of their commitments and recruits. Tyrese Maxey did jump into the top 10, but Kahlil Whitney fell back to 14th overall, a six-spot drop.

Maxey will miss out on being a consensus top-10 recruit since ESPN has him ranked 13th overall. Whitney, who was briefly a consensus top-10 recruit in the three major recruiting services, is now out of the top 10 in all three. However, both Whitney and Maxey are still consensus five-star recruits.

Keion Brooks, Kentucky’s most recent pledge, fell down to 28th overall, which was only a one-spot drop. He’s still a five-star prospect but not a consensus one since ESPN ranks him 35th as a four-star recruit.

Dontaie Allen, who may have been a top-50 recruit if not for his season-ending ACL tear, fell down to 67th overall. It’s still his highest ranking in any recruiting service. He’s also the top-ranked player from the Bluegrass in this ranking.

Johnny Juzang, who Kentucky is currently the favorite for, fell down to 34th and is now a four-star recruit.

Kentucky’s highest-ranked remaining target is RJ Hampton, who is now the sixth-ranked player.

Not far behind is Jaden McDaniels at seventh overall, and Kentucky has a better shot at landing him compared to Hampton.

All told, Kentucky currently has two top-15 commitments and could have a third if one of McDaniels and Hampton picks the Wildcats.

The top five of this ranking featured James Wiseman, Isaiah Stewart, Anthony Edwards, Cole Anthony and Vernon Carey. Edwards (4; Georgia Bulldogs) and Scottie Lewis (8; Florida Gators) are the highest-ranked commitments from the SEC.

Go here for the complete rankings.

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