Kentucky still hasn’t signed a player from the 2012 high school class, but that doesn’t mean Calipari isn’t in good shape to lock up one of the top recruiting classes in the nation. Dave Telep of ESPN follows the recruiting game closer than anyone else in the business and he says Kentucky is making a run at the best class in the nation once again:
Though we aren’t much closer to answering the question of who Kentucky is going to sign first, we know Big Blue is flexing its muscle this month. One of my recollections from the trip is Kentucky’s ability to get involved and John Calipari’s ability to make his presence felt in the gym. The Wildcats put the time in with Muhammad, Drummond and a host of others out west. They also managed to sneak onto Kaleb Tarczewski’s (Claremont, N.H./St. Mark’s) list despite the big man seemingly locking down his recruiting list before the month began. UK is also involved with a plethora of highly-regarded guys who weren’t even in Las Vegas. Something is brewing again in Lexington, and although they may not wind up having the nation’s best class, the Wildcats are going to make a run at it by recruiting as many prospects as they can.
It’s just a matter of time before they start coming in. Hang in there – it’ll all pan out soon.