According to Adam Zagoria, five-star guard Quentin Grimes has cut his list to four schools, and Kentucky is included.
2018 PG Quentin Grimes is down to Kentucky, Kansas, Texas and Marquette, he told me. Story coming.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) September 13, 2017
Grimes has been rumored to be a heavy Kansas lean, but Kentucky has reportedly made a major push in his recruitment.
Evan Daniels of Scout.com recently reported that Grimes has cancelled his visit to Kansas at the Late Night in the Phog to officially visit Kentucky on September 29th.
In an interview with Eric Bossi of Rivals.com, Grimes said that the UK coaching staff has “turned it up over the last month.”
Kentucky: “Coach (John) Calipari feels he can help me reach my dreams and he feels that I’m definitely one of the best guards in the country. He thinks that I could come in there with the other players and that he can help me get better. Their practices stand out because of all the other five-star players you go against and that you have to get better because of the competition. They can help me reach my goals. I think how strong they have come on is unique. Coach (Kenny) Paine and Coach Cal have been really turning it up and that’s stood out to me. They’ve turned it up over the last month for sure.”
As far as other factors in his recruitment, Grimes says that his relationship with the coaching staff will be the biggest factor in his recruitment.
But he’s not in any rush to make a decision.
“I’m not rushing to make any decision. Whenever the timing is right I will do it,” said Grimes. “Waiting is an option. If I go take my visits and feel like I need to take unofficials and see them again I could do that. I’m not in a rush.
“Definitely the relationship with the coaches, I feel like that’s the most important thing. I’m going to have to be the coach on the court so I have to have a relationship with him because he’s expecting a lot and you have to be on the same page.”
Could UK manage to finish with a ridiculous guard class of Immanuel Quickley, Keldon Johnson, and Quentin Grimes?