For the first time in what seems like ages, we have a new recruiting update on 2019 five-star forward Jaden McDaniels.
For several weeks, sources have told KSR that though Kentucky is in great position with the versatile 6-foot-11 prospect, the recruiting process isn’t even close to a priority for him right now and we’ll have to wait till April or even May before we hear a decision.
Today, Corey Evans of Rivals.com got the chance to interview the consensus top ten recruit about where he is in the process and when we should expect a decision.
To start with, McDaniels confirmed what we had been hearing for quite some time: we won’t hear much of anything until his senior season ends.
“(Recruiting) is still the same,” he said. “I haven’t really paid much attention to it. I am more worried about my season right now and after the season, I will give it some thought.”
He did, however, give us our first real timeframe on when he thinks things will start heating up in his recruitment.
“Give me like a week and a half, two weeks after the season, and then I will start things back up and begin talking to coaches again and try and make my decision,” he said.
While KSR has heard anywhere from April to May on a decision, Evans believes we could see him pop on an announcement as soon as late March.
Kentucky, Washington, Texas, San Diego State, and UCLA are the final five schools in contention, though most recruiting analysts feel it will come down to the Wildcats and the Huskies when the time does come for a decision.
Check out his ridiculous 51-point performance back in January: