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Shaedon Sharpe sets decision date: Where he and other UK recruits sit in new ESPN rankings

The No. 1 overall recruit could be a Wildcat very soon.

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Class of 2022 prospect Shaedon Sharpe has set his decision for September 7th, he announced Wednesday on Twitter.

Sharpe has been trending to the Kentucky Wildcats for quite some time, but after he officially visited Lexington in June, the momentum for Kentucky has been full-steam ahead.

Making things even better for Kentucky is Sharpe decided to take another trip to Lexington this week, which means this will be the final visit he takes before making a decision next week.

Sharpe cut his list to five options recently, featuring a list of Kentucky, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Arizona, and the NBA G-League, but no one appears close to prying him away from John Calipari.

Sharpe has not only been trending towards Kentucky, but he could also end up being the first No. 1 overall recruit Calipari has landed in years, as Sharpe is expected to contend for the top spot in the class of 2022.

With the decision coming in just a matter of days, all signs point towards the Canadian scoring machine landing in Lexington for the 2022 season.

Speaking of rankings, there are now three recruiting services that have Sharpe ranked No. 1 overall in the Class of 2022, the latest being ESPN.

After earning the top spot at Rivals and On3, Sharpe moved from No. 6 to numero uno in ESPN’s new update, which includes fellow Kentucky targets Dereck Lively now sitting at No. 2, Nick Smith at No. 6, and Cason Wallace at No. 9. Based on recent recruiting buzz, there’s a very real chance Kentucky is able to get at least two of these guys, and possibly three.

Other notable Kentucky targets include No. 12 Chris Livingston, No. 13 Brandon Miller, No. 17 Adem Bona, and Wildcats’ lone 2022 pledge in Skyy Clark, who checked in at No. 16.

Go here for the full rankings, and go here for ESPN’s breakdown of Sharpe.