The Kentucky Wildcats may still look to add one more big man to its 2020 class, but a potential 2021 option is no more.
2021 top-25 prospect, Franck Kepnang, will not be making the jump to 2020, despite some rumors indicating that he would.
In an interview with Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers, Kepnang said that he his goal was to fully participate in his final high school season and walk at his graduation.
But, although he had the chance to move into the 2020 class and play this fall, he told Stockrisers.com that the option is off the table.
“My goal is to fully participate in my final year of high school. I want to walk across the stage at Westtown and make my mother, as well as my family proud.”
Kepnang also touched on Kentucky still being involved in his recruitment, despite not officially having an offer from the Wildcats yet. He does, however, already have a host of schools going after his services. Texas A&M, Illinois, Oregon, Georgetown, UCLA, Georgia, Syracuse, Indiana, Miami, Auburn, Pitt, UConn, St. John’s, and many more have already offered the 6-11 big man.
Depending on how other frontcourt options play out, the Wildcats could wind up extending an offer to Kepnang barring an early commitment, and which point I think they could overtake Texas A&M as the favorite to land him. But it’s still early in his recruitment, so who knows what it will look like by the time his senior season rolls around, if it does start on time.