There’s some seemingly-bad news on the recruiting grounds: Matthew Hurt has cancelled his in-home visits, including John Calipari and Kentucky’s, which was originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon. Hurt’s father, Richard, told a local news station his son has shut down his recruitment – no colleges will make visits ahead of Sunday’s midnight recruiting deadline.
Hurt is set to make his decision this coming Friday, so this news certainly doesn’t bode well for Kentucky’s chances. Hurt is also being recruited by Duke, North Carolina and Kansas, but this announcement all-but-solidifies Coach K and the Blue Devils’ chances at landing the 5-star recruit. Both UK and the Jayhawks had in-home visits scheduled for today, but both were cancelled.
According to reporter Mark Poulose of KTTC-TV in Hurt’s home state of Minnesota, Hurt’s father believed it would be “too much” to host multiple schools and coaches so close to Sunday’s recruiting deadline.
Maybe the 6-foot-9 forward really wanted to spend the day watching Tiger Woods and Game of Thrones… Otherwise, it doesn’t look like we’ll see Matthew Hurt in the blue and white come next season.