Dajuan ‘DJ’ Wagner Jr. is expected to announce his college decision early next week, possibly as soon as Monday, according to 247 Sports’ Travis Branham. The deadline to sign an NLI during the fall signing period is next Wednesday, November 16th.
Branham also added, “Based on the information at hand, I have raised my Crystal Ball to a level 10 out of 10. My confidence in Kentucky is sky-high.”
Wagner is the No. 1 overall recruit in the class of 2023 via 247 Sports Composite, which factors in all of the major recruiting rankings.
With the expected addition of DJ Wagner to Kentucky's 2023 recruiting class, John Calipari will hold the No. 1 class in the country for an eighth time in his tenure at Kentucky.— Travis Branham (@TravisBranham_) November 11, 2022
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2020 and should soon be 2023.
The early signing period for college basketball is here, and verbal commitments now have the opportunity to officially sign with their teams.
The Kentucky Wildcats already picked up signings from Reed Sheppard, Robert Dillingham and Justin Edwards, while Aaron Bradshaw expected to put pen to paper as well.
However, a name that Kentucky fans are eager to hear from is DJ Wagner.
Wagner is officially in the home stretch of his recruitment and a decision could be coming soon.
Jack Pilgrim of Kentucky Sports Radio reported that an announcement is expected from Wagner during the early signing period, as he wants to get it out of the way before his senior season at Camden begins.
As for when the announcement could come, Pilgrim says to keep an eye on the Champions Classic.
“Keep an eye on the Champions Classic, college basketball’s premier early-season event to open the year. Kentucky will be on the sport’s biggest and brightest stage, a perfect PR opportunity for both sides. The chance for Nike to bring out all of its bells and whistles to promote its newest star athlete is an obvious one — a scenario national sources feel is very much on the table.”
the latest G.T. Cut 2 ‘Fundamental’ colorway. Dropping soon. pic.twitter.com/pUJFwbHEDD— Nike Basketball (@nikebasketball) November 5, 2022
As of right now, it is expected that Wagner will ultimately pick Kentucky and become the next piece to what is becoming a loaded 2023 recruiting class for Calipari.