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Kentucky to get official visit from Darryn Peterson, who models game after Devin Booker and SGA

Will the Cats land the top-five player?

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The class of 2024 has come together quite nicely for the Kentucky Wildcats, and now John Calipari and his staff are starting to shift their focus to their top recruits in 2025.

One of those players is five-star guard Darryn Peterson, who has been mentioned as a reclass candidate, but for now, is staying in 2025.

The talented guard’s recruitment is starting to heat up with the blue-blood programs in college basketball fighting to land the top-five player. After a conversation with Jamie Shaw of On3, teams that will be receiving an official visit are starting to be made known.

Who will be getting a visit? According to Peterson, it will be Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Ohio State.

When asked about Kentucky, here is what Peterson had to say:

“They’re ‘One-and-done U.’ Coach Cal (John Calipari) is a legend, and he gets his guys ready for the league. And now, most of his guys in the league are max-contract guys. The NBA is the end goal of mine,” Peterson told Shaw.

Peterson, a 6-foot-5 and 195-pound guard out of Huntington Prep, is currently considered a five-star player in the class, and is the No. 3 overall player according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

Kentucky has long been seen as a favorite in the recruitment of Peterson and still seems to be holding strong despite the recent Adidas NIL Deal he signed several months back. I don’t think anyone in the BBN will doubt John Calipari in this one if he ultimately does visit Lexington.

But likely, the quote to Wildcats fans' ears will be this one:

“I watch a lot of Devin Booker and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Their pace and how they get to their shots. Both of them use the mid-range a lot, and I use the mid-range a lot too,” Peterson said to Shaw.

Gotta like the sound of that. Come on down.