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2021 five-star forward Daimion Collins earns Kentucky offer

Photo: Jon Lopez/Nike

Photo: Jon Lopez/Nike

Kentucky continues to explore the high school ranks to find potential prospects to join four-star point guard Nolan Hickman in the class of 2021.

After extending offers to the likes of Hunter Sallis and Bryce Hopkins in the last week, Kentucky added yet another Wednesday evening by offering 2021 five-star forward Daimion Collins.

“Beyond blessed to receive an offer from The University of Kentucky,” Collins said in a tweet late Wednesday evening.

Collins, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound forward out of Atlanta, TX, is considered the No. 22 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and is ranked as high as No. 20 (Rivals).

The five-star forward joins Jaden Hardy, Patrick Baldwin Jr., Sallis and Hopkins as 2021 prospects boasting Kentucky offers.

In terms of potential interest in the Kentucky program, the Wildcats are expected to move near the top of the leaderboard for Collins for several reasons. For starters, the five-star forward has been rumored to want to stay closer to home, with Texas and Oklahoma previously being seen as the two likeliest destinations. That being said, once UK’s interest began ramping up, the speculation and momentum soon shifted toward the Wildcats as one of the lone programs able to pry Collins away from the Big 12 favorites.

On top of being a blue blood powerhouse program, it also must be noted that Jai Lucas – who is expected to head to Kentucky as a special assistant to the head coach/recruiting coordinator – has served as Collins’ lead recruiter at Texas, a move that is expected to carry serious weight in his recruitment.

With Lucas expected to leave Texas, Oklahoma is currently seen as the slight favorite, with Kentucky looming as a serious option as contact continues to ramp up with an offer on the table.

Until then, check out some of Collins’ most recent highlights below:

Come on down.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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3 Comments for 2021 five-star forward Daimion Collins earns Kentucky offer

  1. satcheluk
    9:53 am August 27, 2020 Permalink

    Just tell them the rename Atlanta Georgia, Catlanta, whenever BBN descends there. It wouldn’t be difficult to get Atlanta Texas’ mayor to get on board with the same if he signs with us.

  2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    10:12 am August 27, 2020 Permalink

    Bring on the Rec-Specs!

  3. KyZoneBlitz
    11:10 am August 27, 2020 Permalink

    The kid is raw, but the potential is definitely there, but MAN that kid is THIN… Its hard to picture him being able to play down low in the SEC, trying to bang and rebound without putting on 25-35 pounds. If he’s willing to put in the work, in practice and in the weight room. I can see him taking a similar path to Nick Richards. Maybe not quite as high, but who knows, hard work pays off.