Just hours after decommitting from Florida State today, Kentucky has reportedly reached out to five-star guard Bryce McGowens.
According to Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers.com, UK was one of many schools to reach out to the top-25 prospect, along with the likes of Georgia, Arizona, Nebraska, Virginia Tech, Iowa State, and South Carolina.
.@Stockrisers reported that five-star senior Bryce McGowens will reopen his recruitment and back down his Florida State pledge. The Seminoles are in the mix but are now joined by several suitors.
— Jake (@jakeweingarten) October 8, 2020
McGowens, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound shooting guard out of Greenville (S.C.) Legacy Early College, originally committed to Florida State back in February, choosing the Seminoles over offers from Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and South Carolina, among others.
The five-star guard is considered the No. 25 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite Rankings for 2021 and is ranked as high as No. 23 in the class by Rivals.
Prior to news of Kentucky reaching out, recruiting insider Andrew Slater hinted at “elite recruiters” reaching out and noting his desire for a “clearer path” to showcase his talent and play in the NBA.
This one had been in motion for quite a bit. Would like a clearer path to be able to demonstrate his scoring ability & upside for the NBA…expect to see some other elite recruiters reveal their interest? https://t.co/PLguJgeaph
— Andrew Slater (@Andrew__Slater) October 8, 2020
Kentucky currently has one commitment in the class of 2021 from four-star point guard Nolan Hickman, with the UK staff also having offers extended to Jaden Hardy, Patrick Baldwin Jr., Hunter Sallis, Daimion Collins, Moussa Diabate, and Bryce Hopkins.
Check out some of McGowens’ most recent highlights below: