The No. 1 high school player in California is about to make his college decision and the Kentucky Wildcats are barely in the mix.
Earlier on Friday, five-star small forward Peyton Watson took to social media to announce that he would be making his college choice on Monday, July 27 at 6 p.m. PST. By the looks of it, he’ll be making the announcement live on Fox Sports.
Making my decision Monday at 6pm PT! Tune in? pic.twitter.com/ebq07Gt6gn
— Peyton Watson (@peytonfromlb) July 24, 2020
Watson, who is tabbed as the 17th best player in the class of 2021 according to 247 Sports composite score, is currently considered a UCLA lean. He is ranked as the sixth-best small forward in the nation.
Kentucky is already in solid shape for the 2021 recruiting class even though they don’t have any commitments at the moment. While adding a 6-foot-7 wing is always helpful, John Calipari has plenty of other options at his disposal for the 2021 class, namely Paolo Banchero.
On Wednesday, 247 Sports Crystal Ball logged its first prediction for Watson: UCLA. Since then, three other writers have also predicted that Watson will pick the Bruins. Other programs that are interested in Watson include Arizona, Gonzaga, Michigan, and Oregon.