One of Kentucky’s top point guard targets in the class of 2021 is ready to make his decision.
Devin Askew, the No. 10 prospect and No. 1 overall point guard in the class of 2021 announced on his Instagram page this afternoon that a commitment was on the horizon.
“Commitment coming soon!!! Date coming out soon!! Let’s get this!” he wrote.
Askew, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound point guard out of Santa Ana, CA, currently holds offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Villanova, Arizona, and Memphis, among others, though most expect the decision to come down to the Cats and the Cards.
And if you ask Evan Daniels, he believes it will be Kentucky that comes out on top in the end.
“It’s still early,” he said in his weekly recruiting column on Friday. “But if I were going to make a prediction I would lean towards Kentucky.”
Askew’s father, Brian Askew, told KSR last week that Kentucky head coach John Calipari was out to visit the five-star prospect in California on September 12. Louisville head coach Chris Mack then followed it up with a visit on Monday, just a little over two weeks after he took an official visit to the school on September 1. Askew is also expected to take an unofficial visit to Memphis on Oct. 3 for the school’s version of Midnight Madness, followed by an official visit to Villanova on Oct. 4. The 6-foot-3 guard had also been in the process of planning on an official to Kentucky in either October or November, though that’s now expected to happen sooner rather than later due to his rather abrupt commitment plans.
Another factor to keep in mind is that Askew has been a rumored reclassification candidate for several months now, and despite shutting down those rumors back in July, the buzz continues to grow louder that he will ultimately wind up in the class of 2020. With Kentucky and Jalen Green deciding to mutually part ways this weekend, along with point guard options dwindling down for the Wildcats moving forward – Cade Cunningham and Josh Christopher are seen as the only legitimate UK guard targets right now – this news could prove to be quite significant.
On his Crystal Ball page over at 247Sports, Askew only has one prediction, with Jody Demling of Cardinal Authority picking Louisville to land the elite point guard. Over at Rivals.com, recruiting analysts Corey Evans and Dan McDonald made picks this month in favor of Kentucky, while Sources Say Podcast co-host Jake Weingarten currently has a pick in for Louisville.
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