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Skyy Clark talks reclassification and decision timeline

Will Clark make the jump to 2021?

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Skyy Clark is currently a Class of 2022 prospect, but it sounds like reclassification is very much in play.

Earlier this week, Clark finally received his scholarship offer from Kentucky. Soon after, the five-star guard our of Tennessee hopped on the Sources Say Podcast with Jack Pilgrim, where Clark revealed he’s getting his academics in order so he can reclassify into 2021 if that’s the route he chooses. He’s also in the process of setting up college visits.

“The next step is, I think there are two or three colleges that I haven’t gotten offers from yet, but the next step is setting up visits,” Clark told KSR. “You all are hearing this first, but I’m planning on taking all of my junior and senior year classes this coming year just in case I do reclass up so I’ll be ready. I’m definitely considering it now. Nothing is set in stone yet, but it’s definitely an option.”

Clark also revealed he’s planning to announce a reclass decision and pick a college before the year is over, though the COVID-19 outbreak is preventing him from setting firm dates for physical visits, which may lead to virtual tours of the schools he’s considering.

“I would definitely try to set up virtual visits. I would definitely do more Zoom calls with coaches and stuff,” Clark said. “It may set it back, but it may not, as well. It depends on if I get enough info about the college and I get a better feel for the coaches and the fans and stuff like that.”

Kentucky was already viewed as the favorite before Clark got that coveted offer from John Calipari. Since the offer came, four predictions for the Wildcats to land Clark in the Rivals FutureCast.

Now, things could get tricky if Clark makes a move into 2021. In that class, Kentucky is also going after Kennedy Chandler who is ranked No. 10 overall and, his decision will be announced this fall.

In addition, the Wildcats are in heavy pursuit of Jaden Hardy and the are the heavy favorite for the

There’s also a good chance that incoming Kentucky freshman Devin Askew is back in Lexington for a sophomore season, so the backcourt situation for 2021-22 could get dicey this fall.

The good news is Hardy and Clark are both combo guards who can thrive while playing off the ball. Chandler is more of a true point guard but can also play off the ball, though he’s been trending toward Tennessee as of late.

It’s unclear which class Kentucky prefers Clark in, but his scholarship offer is good for either 2021 or 2022. My guess is it will depend on what happens with Chandler since he’s the only other guard planning to announce his decision before the end of the year.

Be sure to check out Clark’s entire interview with KSR.

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