Brandon Huntley-Hatfield is a top-five player in the class of 2022, the cousin of Alex Poythress, and a potential reclassification candidate. He is one of two players in the 2022 class to have an offer from Kentucky, alongside generational talent Emoni Bates, and the Kentucky coaching staff has a virtual meeting scheduled with Huntley-Hatfield today.
The meeting was first reported by Jake Weingarten from Stockrisers.com and confirmed by KSR’s Jack Pilgrim.
Brandon Huntley-Hatfield's mother tells KSR their virtual visit with Kentucky will take place on Thursday.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) May 19, 2020
Top-ten prospect in the 2022 class, reclass candidate for 2021. https://t.co/NcGJEfJnbk
It is no surprise that Kentucky is going after the Florida native so aggressively. Huntley-Hatfield is the rare player that recently dropped down a class from 2021 to 2022, and many believe he could make the transition back to 2021 if he ended up in the right situation.
Huntley-Hatfield is ranked as the No. 4 overall player in the 2022 class, according to the 247 Sports Composite, and he comes in as the top player in Florida and No. 1 at the power forward position.
While it is still early in his recruitment, Kentucky has a lot of momentum, picking up predictions on both Rivals and 247 Sports. It is unclear whether or not the Poythress connection will make a difference, but it is clear that Calipari is heavily interested and is giving Huntley-Hatfield his full attention.
There is no timetable for a decision or even a final list, given his status as a 2022 recruit. But if he starts trending toward joining the 2021 class, expect some news to come out about his recruitment this fall.
When that happens, A Sea of Blue will have the most up to date information on his status and the predictions about his future.