The Kentucky Wildcats are moving fast with new recruiting target Bryce Hopkins.
Following his decommitment from Louisville on Sunday, Kentucky was among the schools who immediately reached out to the four-star forward.
Now, John Calipari is set to have a virtual meeting with Hopkins today, according to Jake Weingarten.
Busy day ahead for Top-40 incoming senior Bryce Hopkins. He tells https://t.co/RYnUq4yGIy that he will virtually meet with Kentucky’s John Calipari and Providence’s Ed Cooley.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) August 12, 2020
Here’s the list of other schools in the mix: https://t.co/7XicLuzpos pic.twitter.com/5rIyywj8JO
It’s possible that a scholarship offer comes during the meeting, especially since just four other Class of 2021 recruits hold offers from the Wildcats, and two of them (Pat Baldwin and Kennedy Chandler), are widely expected to pick schools other than Kentucky.
That leaves Paolo Banchero as the only 2021 forward Kentucky has a realistic shot at, so it’s about time Calipari started casting a wider net in the 2021 class. It appears Hopkins may be the one who gets that going.
The 6-7, 220-pound Hopkins plays at Fenwick High School in Illinois and holds offers from the Oregon Ducks, Kansas Jayhawks, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Wisconsin Badgers and Iowa Hawkeyes among others. Oregon offered Hopkins following his decommitment.
Ranked 33rd nationally by 247 Sports Composite, Hopkins has drawn comparisons to former Iowa State star Georges Niang, a versatile forward who could do a little bit of everything, whether it was banging in the paint or running the offense on the perimeter. That’s exactly the kind of positionless player Calipari loves having.