Jahlil Okafor is the latest top recruit to get his own USA Today High School Blog, and for his first entry, he talked about his game, playing with Tyus Jones, and the various coaches recruiting him, starting with John Calipari:
I had a really good talk with Coach (John) Calipari about a week ago. Kentucky has been hitting me up a lot lately. The talk with Coach Cal was cool. He was telling me about how he felt about last season and how that went. Then he was telling me about how he gets disrespected by a lot of the other coaches in recruiting, which is actually true because I’ve heard a few things myself.
He really explained a lot to me and I learned a lot.
Who are the other coaches recruiting the top player in 2014? Tom Izzo, Bill Self, Thad Matta, and Duke assistants Jeff Capel and Steve Wojciechowski (to this day, I still have to google how to spell that) are the ones that Okafor mentions, but he also has offers from North Carolina, Florida, Florida State and Illinois, among others. Cal’s been getting top recruits for years; are we seriously still at the point that all other coaches think they can do to get a leg up is bad mouth him?
Check out the rest of Jahlil’s blog, which he’ll update once a month: