John Calipari and his new staff are working hard on future classes as they look to continue to bring in the nation’s top talent.
On Monday, the top prospect in the class of 2022, Jalen Duren, and the No. 6 overall player, Keyonte George, announced that they will be taking an official visit to Kentucky later this month. It’s since been revealed Duren could move into the 2021 class with Kentucky being a strong option for the elite recruit.
Looking ahead to the 2023 class, Kwame Evans Jr. is currently ranked as the No. 5 overall player and the No. 1 overall small forward via 247 Sports Composite.
Adam Zagoria reported this week that Texas, Kansas, Memphis, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma State, Florida, Maryland, and Kentucky are the schools reaching out to Evans.
Zagoria also noted that all of those schools listed have officially offered Evans except for Kentucky. However, he added that an offer is expected soon.
The 6-8, 190-pound Evans plays at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (MD) and holds additional offers from Tennessee, Virginia Tech, TCU, Auburn and Mississippi State among others.
Recruiting for the Wildcats is starting to look like it did during the beginning of the Calipari era with all of these elite prospects hearing from and visiting Kentucky.
Hopefully, we see this momentum turn into some of these recruits taking their talents to Lexington bringing Kentucky back to level we are used to seeing.