As John Calipari and his staff look to add the final pieces to the class of 2022, they now have started to turn their attention to 2023 and 2024.
With a host of visitors this past weekend, the staff will welcome another recruit to campus as they try to solidify themselves as one of the top schools on his list.
According to Travis Branham of 247 Sports, Class of 2024 big man Somto Cyril will be on campus this weekend for an unofficial visit.
2024 big man Somto Cyril of @HHhawksbball and @EAB_Tennessee will take an unofficial visit to Kentucky this weekend, his coach tells @247Sports.— Travis Branham (@TravisBranham_) October 25, 2021
Alongside the Kentucky Wildcats, Cyril has already received several offers from some big names around the country, including Memphis, Florida, Kansas, Georgetown, Oklahoma State and Tennessee. An offer has not come from UK.
The 6-foot-10, 230-pound center currently plays for Hamilton Heights Christian Academy, which is in Chattanooga (TN). Known to be a physical style of player with a great motor to go alongside his length and athleticism, Cyril has made it known he takes pride in his defense and contributing in any way that he can when it comes to that side of the ball.
“My role is just to play good defense for my teammates, get a rebound and block shots,” Cyril described of his game back in July to Branham.
Now while his defense is a thing that stands out in his game, he knows that his offense will need to improve over the next three seasons if he hopes to maximize his potential.
“I need to work on my offense,” he said to Branham. “The defense is there so need to work on my offense and my post moves to help my team get a bucket when they need it.”
With still three years to go in high school, Cyril has plenty of time to work on his overall skillset, and getting him on campus this early shows there is plenty of mutual interest between both UK and himself.
This will be a recruitment to monitor for the next few seasons to come.