All of the buzz this week has been in favor of the Kentucky Wildcats landing Purdue transfer Matt Haarms.
But like any kind of college recruiting, there’s no such thing as a done deal, even if it was starting to feel that way leading into Thursday’s decision from Haarms, who is down to Kentucky, BYU and Texas Tech.
KSR’s Matt Jones says it’s time to pump the brakes on assuming Haarms picks Kentucky tomorrow. In fact, Jones says Haarms is likely trending away from Kentucky.
Lot more confidence from the recruiting folks that Matt Haarms will pick UK tomorrow than there is from folks in Lexington— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) April 23, 2020
Might pump the brakes just a bit
Feeling in Lexington as of tonight is that Haarms likely goes in another direction— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) April 23, 2020
If that happens, UK will be looking at other big man targets. Not sure who they will be
If what Jones is saying has legs to it, then perhaps Haarms is having second thoughts about going to Kentucky. There’s just been to much pro-UK buzz publicly and behind the scenes to think Haarms wasn’t at least favoring Kentucky as of Tuesday, so perhaps he’s starting to get cold feet.
If Haarms were to end up somewhere other than Lexington, the next best frontcourt transfer available is VCU forward Marcus Santos-Silva. Kentucky hasn’t reached out to him yet, but that would almost certainly change if Haarms doesn’t pick Kentucky on Thursday.