The No. 24 player in the Rivals150 says he’s still hearing from Kentucky. 6-foot-10, 255-pound Kofi Cockburn from Middle Village, N.Y. told Rivals.com that he is considering UK and hears from the Cats’ staff.
“I’ve heard from them a little bit, Coach (John) Calipari told me that I’ve improved lot since my freshman year and that I should look into coming to Kentucky,” Cockburn told Rivals’ National Analyst Eric Bossi.
The 2019 center is looking at cutting his list to 12 soon, and it’s unclear if the Cats will make the cut. That may come as a surprise because you just read that Cockburn still hears from UK, but sources tell KSR that UK isn’t currently looking at Cockburn. The Cats did not watch the powerful big at Peach Jam last week and it’s supposedly been weeks or months since Kentucky reached out. It’s not to say Cockburn is lying, he did say he’s heard from UK “a little bit” and he never said exactly when he last heard from the Cats. Recruiting can be tricky.
UK’s top big targets are James Wiseman, Vernon Carey Jr., and Matthew Hurt. Yesterday we posted how the Cats have recently started recruiting Armando Bacot, who was named MVP of Peach Jam. Kentucky is also interest in Jaden McDaniels, but he’s more of a wing than a big. UK’s staff will watch Wiseman and Hurt this week in California.
Kentucky will lose Reid Travis and all signs point towards this being P.J. Washington and E.J. Montgomery’s last year in Lexington. The Cats will need some bodies next year, and although UK isn’t currently recruiting Cockburn if he waits until the spring like Bossi suggests you never know what may happen.