I may not have news on Kerry Blackshear Jr., but how about a promising note? Gene Henley, the Tennessee beat writer for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, tweeted this morning that Blackshear’s number one priority in choosing a school is finding the team with the best chance of winning a title:
He played at Va Tech, so it's not like he's been off people's radar for four years. So the exposure angle won't work for him. "Are we good enough to make a deep postseason run?" will be the biggest question for all schools involved.
— Gene Henley (@genehenley3) June 12, 2019
Blackshear is considering Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Michigan State, Texas A&M, and Virginia Tech. Of those schools, Kentucky and Michigan State have the best chances of making a title run, followed by Florida. After losing four of five starters, Tennessee is definitely in rebuilding mode, as are Arkansas, Texas A&M, and Virginia Tech, all programs with new coaches.
I’m sure John Calipari will tell him all of this when he gets on campus for his official visit.