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Where Kentucky recruits stand in ESPN’s updated rankings for 2021 and 2022

All of Kentucky’s commitments moved up in the newest rankings.

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The Kentucky Wildcats currently have three signees for the 2021 recruiting class, and all three saw themselves move up in ESPN’s latest recruiting rankings that were released on Wednesday.

The highest on the list is power forward Daimion Collins who jumped up seven spots and now sits at No. 17 overall.

Small forward Bryce Hopkins also rose seven spots in the new rankings as he now sits at No. 25 overall.

Point guard Nolan Hickman made the biggest jump out of the three signees as he went from No. 61 to No. 28 overall which makes him the biggest mover in ESPN’s updated top 100 rankings.

As it currently stands, the Cats have the No. 3 overall recruiting class according to ESPN, sitting behind Michigan and Oregon, but the Cats are far from being finished with the 2021 class.

Kentucky target Jaden Hardy moved up two spots to No. 2 overall and while some believe Hardy could bypass college and turn pro, we got a positive update from 247 Sports’ Eric Bossi about Hardy ending up in Lexington if he takes the college route.

Kentucky’s other point guard target Hunter Sallis moved up six spots in the rankings and now sits at No. 13 overall. However, center Efton Reid saw his ranking drop three spots to No. 21.

In addition, ESPN also updated its Class of 2022 rankings, where Kentucky pledge Skyy Clark moved up to No. 14 overall. The five-star guard was previously ranked No. 19. He committed to the Wildcats in October.

Five-star center Jalen Duren, who recently scored an offer from Kentucky, checked in at No. 2.

Five-star guard Scoota Henderson, who Kentucky has been recruiting hard but has yet to offer, checked in at No. 11.

Five-star guard Jaden Bradley, another guard Kentucky is strongly interested in, is up to No. 8.

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