The Kentucky Wildcats already have a great 2020 recruiting class, and it could be getting even better soon.
With the addition of top-five recruit Terrence Clarke, Kentucky is now looking to add a point guard to this bunch, and Devin Askew is one of the best in high school hoops.
Now, the five-star guard out of Mater Dei (CA) may be ready to make his college decision, according to his Instagram page:
This on 2021 guard Devin Askew’s Instagram story seems significant pic.twitter.com/VgS3AQ9kkG— Jeff Greer (@jeffgreer) September 17, 2019
This comes after some positive buzz from 247 Sports recruiting guru Evan Daniels. In his most recent weekly recruiting column, Daniels said he’s leaning toward Kentucky for Askew.
“His recruitment is somewhat fascinating. He told 247 Sports in July that he was no longer going to reclassify from 2021 to 2020, but the talk of reclassification from others has only escalated. Askew visited Louisville on Sept. 1 and is expected to unofficially visit Memphis on Oct. 3 for Memphis Madness and then head to Villanova for an official visit on Oct. 4. Askew is also planning an official visit for Kentucky in either October or November.
“It’s still early, but if I were going to make a prediction I would lean towards Kentucky.”
As Daniels notes, Askew has been mentioned as a reclass candidate, even though he briefly shot that down, but he made the comments before Kentucky offered him a scholarship, and ever since then, the Wildcats have gained significant buzz for Rivals’ No. 9 overall player in 2021.
With Kentucky in need of a point guard for its 2020 class, getting Askew would be a massive get, and it would all but lock up the No. 1 2020 recruiting class for the Wildcats. And for what it’s worth, Rivals analysts Corey Evans and Dan McDonald recently logged predictions in favor of Kentucky for Askew.
Saying this, the Louisville Cardinals are also a major player, and this news comes after head coach Chris Mack visited Askew on Monday. I would venture to guess his decision comes between these two Bluegrass rivals.
The concerning thing for Kentucky right now is Askew hasn’t visited Lexington, but he could set a decision date for later this fall, giving him time to get on campus. He’s been to Louisville multiple times.
Check out some highlights of Askew in action: