The Kentucky Wildcats will be taking the court in 2020 with the No. 1 overall recruiting class and John Calipari will be looking to do the same in 2021.
One of the key pieces of the class is Hunter Sallis who has cut his list to 12 including Alabama, Auburn, Creighton, Gonzaga, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, UCLA, and Kentucky.
Sallis is currently ranked as the No. 7 overall player in the country according to 247Sports Composite ranking and is the No. 2 overall combo guard.
On Monday, Eric Bossi of 247Sports released his Monday Dish where he made some of his first Crystal Ball predictions.
One of the players he predicted was Sallis and Bossi currently has him heading to Kentucky.
“I’m ready to make my first Crystal Ball pick as a member of the 247Sports team and I’m going with Kentucky for Sallis. Would I call it a lock? No. But, based on what I’ve heard I feel that as of today John Calipari and the Wildcats are the most likely to land a commitment from Sallis.”
Although Bossi believes Kentucky is in the best position, he also believes that there will still be a few more steps in this recruitment before we have a final decision.
“A 6-foot-5 playmaker who excels off the dribble, Sallis probably has a few steps to take with his recruitment before announcing a decision. Most likely, there will be at least one more cut to his list before making a decision and of the teams involved, I would put Creighton, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina in the best position to make the next round.”
Before Kentucky entered the picture, the Kansas Jayhawks and North Carolina Tar Heels were seen as the favorites for Sallis. North Carolina is also recruiting 2022 guard Skyy Clark, who could reclassify into 2021.
Sallis will be a key part of the 2021 recruiting class for Kentucky, so hopefully this recruitment continues to trend in this direction and he ultimately ends up a Wildcat.
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