Recruiting never stops for the Kentucky Wildcats, and certainly not for the new coaching staff, who has been a jolt of energy for John Calipari and the Kentucky fanbase.
In-person recruiting started back up this past week and the coaching staff has already hit the ground hard.
Today, the Kentucky coaching staff was in for a pair of 2023 recruits, one of which got an offer, and the Cats seem to already be in good shape with the other.
John Calipari was in to see 4-star Justin Edwards, a small forward out of Philadelphia. Edwards is ranked as the No. 30 overall recruit in the class of 2023, but could see a significant ratings boost in the next composite rankings update.
And according to Andrew Slater, arguably the most plugged-in guy in all of recruiting, if Kentucky offers, Edwards has a good chance to land in Lexington.
Calipari and Orlando Antigua were also in for 5-star Mackenzie Mgbako, the No. 6 overall player in 2023 and the No. 3 small forward in the class, and offered him a scholarship.
Five-star wing Mackenzie Mgbako ’23 @MackenzieMgbako of @new_scholars & Gill St. Bernard’s (NJ) has just received an offered by Kentucky. @RowlandRIVALS @marckenz1e @MaalikWayns2 @CoachProph https://t.co/mnWtep5mtK— Rob Cassidy (@Cassidy_Rob) September 13, 2021
The 6-foot-8, 185-pounder out of New Jersey holds offers from Duke, Georgetown, Auburn, Maryland, Georgetown, Ohio State, North Carolina, LSU, UCLA, among others to offer the 5-star, with Duke being seen as the early favorite, holding two crystal ball predictions to land Mgbako at the moment.
Now that Mgbako has a Kentucky offer, one would think Calipari and co. are now a serious contender for his services.
Check out some highlights of both Kentucky targets in action below.