Kentucky is primed to land a commitment from five-star guard Terrence Clarke this week. However, John Calipari is still working hard to ensure Clarke is rocking Kentucky blue on Saturday.
According to Jeff Goodman, Calipari will be visiting Clarke today.
John Calipari will visit Terrence Clarke today, @BrewsterHoops told @Stadium. Clarke, one of the top players in country, is expected to make college decision on Saturday. Signs also point to Clarke potentially re-classifiying into Class of 2020.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) September 9, 2019
Clarke is regarded as not only a top-three player in the class of 2021, but also one of the five best players in all of high school basketball. One recruiting analysts thinks Emoni Bates is the only high school recruit ahead of Clarke, which speaks to how big of a commitment this would be for Kentucky.
Clarke is still a Class of 2021 recruit, but he’s making a push to reclassify into 2020. He’s got a lot of academic work ahead of him to accomplish the reclassification, and a final decision on it won’t be made until the spring.
Even if Clarke remained in 2021, he would still be a huge get for a Kentucky program that hasn’t landed a top-five recruit since Skal Labissiere in the Class of 2015.
If Clarke does eventually move into the 2020 class, he would join five-star guard Brandon Boston and four-star wing Cam’Ron Fletcher as Kentucky commitments.