Could a Terrence Clarke commitment to Kentucky and reclassification hurt UK’s chances with their two top guard targets in the class of 2020?
Recruiting insider Evan Daniels certainly seems to think so.
In his weekly mailbag post published today, the Director of Recruiting at 247Sports said that if Clarke commits to Kentucky and reclassifies to 2020, as expected, it would “effectively end the Wildcats recruitments of Josh Christopher and Jalen Green.”
In fact, Daniels said that a commitment from Clarke on September 14 could force Green to cancel his official visit to Lexington scheduled for October 16-19.
“If Terrence Clarke lands at Kentucky, and I think they are the leader, and if he reclassifies, which is likely, then I think it would effectively end the Wildcats recruitments of Josh Christopher and Jalen Green,” he said. “I know Green just scheduled an official visit date to Kentucky, but my guess is that would be canceled and the parties would go their separate ways. If Kentucky adds Clarke in 2020 that would give them three perimeter prospects in the class already.”
Bad news, right? Well, not exactly.
Daniels also believes that Cade Cunningham’s recruitment is more open than people believe and that Kentucky could end up landing the nation’s No. 2 prospect instead.
“If the Wildcats are going to add another to this group, I think the preference is Cade Cunningham,” he said. “Despite his brother being an assistant coach at Oklahoma State, Cunningham has been telling schools behind the scenes that he’s very much considering them.”