Larry Vaught is now reporting that, “several sources have indicated that Kentucky is about ready to make the offer.”
Corey Evans of Rivals.com also thinks the Wildcats will eventually offer a scholarship to the Pendleton county star. It seems to be a matter of when, not if Kentucky offers Allen, which means he’ll probably be a Wildcat when it’s all said and done.
Now, it’s just a matter of patience for when that actually happens.
The popular in-state recruit Dontaie Allen shined this weekend at the Under Armour Challenge in Cartersville, Ga. He added a lot more schools to his impressive list of offers that now totals at 22.
John Calipari finally saw him play on Thursday at the event where Dontaie scored 30 points. He ended up averaging 26 over the weekend and that’s inching him closer to a top-100 spot in the rankings.
Despite his impressive performance, Kentucky is still not on the list of his offers. Dontaie has been clear about his desire to play for the Wildcats, but Calipari and co. aren’t pulling their card just yet, but they could be very soon.
According to recruiting reporter TJ Walker of KSR, Allen should end up with an offer from Kentucky at some point, going as far as to say “an offer is imminent.”
Allen plans to cut his list down next month, which essentially gives Kentucky a month to offer him before he gets more serious about his college decision.
One has to think though, even if Kentucky doesn’t offer him in the next month and the Cats do extend the offer later, he’ll more than likely include them on his list. And while there have been many reports stating that Allen wants to play for the Cats, he also said that he wants to use each of his five official visits up.
Some big name schools that have already offered Dontaie include Florida, Louisville, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Xavier, and Oklahoma.
Another thing Walker alluded to in his report is that Allen may actually have more potential than UK wing target Keion Brooks, who is actually a top-10 prospect at 247 Sports. While Brooks may be the better prospect now, Walker actually thinks Allen could have better long-term potential, which would be great for whoever gets him since he’ll probably be a multi-year player.
Calipari needs to extend the offer to Dontaie if he’s going to end up in Lexington. He’s a great player and everyone loves a home-town kid to root for. Hopefully, we’ll see Dontaie’s stock continue to rise as he enters his senior season.