Just one day after 2019 five-star guard Tyrese Maxey talked about reclassifying to the class of 2018, yet another massive update has been announced in terms of his recruitment.
According to Jon Rothstein, Tyrese’s father, Tyrone, is officially no longer part of the SMU coaching staff.
Tyrone Maxey is no longer a part of the SMU staff, per a source. Father of 2019 prospect Tyrese Maxey.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 12, 2018
Tyrone Maxey has been on the SMU staff since August of 2017, and ever since, the Mustangs have been seen as the favorite in his son’s recruitment.
That is until John Calipari and company came along.
“That is a possibility. That’s still an option,” Maxey told SEC Country’s Kyle Tucker about a potential reclassification. “Me and Coach Cal have talked about it multiple times. He’s just saying it would be a great opportunity for me to be a part of this special team that he’s building.”
Tucker also interviewed Maxey’s mentor and advisor Jabari Johnson, who said he is “99-percent” certain Maxey will stay in the class of 2019, but he’ll know more about the situation this weekend.
“Even if it is a possibility, I’m almost certain it’s a small one,” he said. “You never know with these kids, but we’re definitely getting ready to have a conversation this weekend. He’s going to be with me this weekend.”
According to Rivals’ Corey Evans, Calipari will be in Texas to have an in-home visit with Maxey this weekend.
Five-star junior Tyrese Maxey will host Kentucky’s John Calipari, Texas’ Shaka Smart, Michigan’s John Beilein & Michigan State’s Tom Izzo this weekend for in-home visits, a source tells @Rivals@RowlandRIVALS @DMcComasOB @Balas_Wolverine https://t.co/RXZ5HrdDcl
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) April 12, 2018
Calipari has already gotten the No. 1 point guard in 2019 to commit and (likely) reclassify to 2018. Following this news, it’s possible he gets the No. 2 point guard to reclassify and commit, as well.
This is a game changer, folks.