2016 guard Kobi Simmons received an offer from Kentucky yesterday and he hasn’t stopped retweeting #BBN since. A five-star combo guard, ranked fifth overall in the ESPN60, Simmons was ecstatic to receive the scholarship offer from UK. He was so happy, he called John Calipari back to make sure he heard him correctly.
“He was really excited,” Simmons’ dad, Desmond Stephens, told Cats Illustrated. “His face, he wasn’t going to do a lot but I could tell by his face. He called me right back and asked if we could call them back because he wanted to make sure that’s what they said. We called them back and Kenny and Cal said ‘Look man, yes. This is what it is.’ And after that he was very excited.”
With the offer, Kentucky jumps up to 61 percent in Simmons’ Crystal Ball predictions. The Alpharetta, Ga. product plans to hold off until at least the end of summer to announce his decision, though it may already be made up after yesterday’s phone call.
For more from Simmons’ father, including his relationship with Kentucky, read T.J. Walker’s story here.