Zeke Nnaji is the latest big man to emerge on the recruiting trail for the Kentucky Wildcats.
Recently, head coach John Calipari met with Nnaji for an in-home visit, and during that meeting, the talented big scored a scholarship offer from Kentucky.
A four-star power forward in the Class of 2019, Nnaji also holds offers from the Kansas Jayhawks, Arizona Wildcats, Ohio State Buckeyes, UCLA Bruins, Baylor Bears and Wisconsin Badgers among others.
In an interview with Rivals, Nnaji opened up about his recruitment, and he had great things to say about what Kentucky and Calipari have to offer.
“They’re my most recent offer and one of my first in-home visits. It was great to have Coach Cal come out to Minnesota. It meant a lot. He’s a legend, and I know he does big things with the bigs he gets at Kentucky,” said Nnaji.
“Karl Anthony-Towns, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis, those are all guys that I look up to and I’m trying to get to the league like they are. I’m trying to figure out a time I can get down for a visit, but I’m not sure when that will be yet.”
Nnaji added that Kentucky is one of the schools that stays in the most contact.
As far as visits, Nnaji plans to visit Kentucky, and Big Blue Madness is something he may attend, but nothing is set in stone. He does, however, plan to make a November decision, so this recruitment could be speeding up going into October.
Kentucky needs multiple bigs in 2019, and while they’re recruiting several other bigs, Nnaji suddenly appears to be someone they’re in great shape with.
If you look at the 247 Sports crystal ball, Nnaji is the big man Kentucky has the best chance of landing. He’s goten multiple Kentucky predictions, including recruiting experts Jerry Meyer and Andrew Slater.
Kentucky is also in the running for James Wiseman, Vernon Carey, Aidan Igiehon and Oscar Tshiebwe, but it’s no guarantee that any of them pick the Wildcats. The same is also true for Matthew Hurt, who is actually AAU teammates with Nnaji.
Going into the fall, it’s pretty clear that Calipari has no intention of not having a big man committed in the early signing period, but it’s unclear when Nnaji could make a commitment.
Be sure to read Nnaji’s full interview here.
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