If you take the word of at least one major recruiting analyst, Kentucky is expected to land one of the most talented prospects in the class of 2020, five-star forward Isaiah Todd.
|Isaiah Todd (2020)
Power Forward | 6-10 | 195 lbs.Richmond, VA| Trinity Academy Of Raleigh
AAU: Team Loaded VA
|ESPN||No. 8 | 4 PF||Top247||No. 18 | 3 PF|
|Rivals||No. 15 | 2 C||247 Comp.||No. 13 | 2 PF|
Evan Daniels of 247 Sports, one of the most connected recruiting insiders in the game, made a Crystal Ball pick for Todd in favor of the Cats.
Corey Evans of Rivals.com also listed Kentucky among the four main competitors for Todd’s services should he decide to make the jump to 2019.
He does, however, believe North Carolina is the team to beat as of today.
“By making such a move, the four programs that stand the best chance with him consist of Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma State and UNC,” he said. “UK has yet to offer, but there is a chance that he could visit Lexington before the college season wraps up. Until then, the Tar Heels may be the program to beat. He has visited the campus a handful of times this winter and the assets that he possesses are the exact traits that the Tar Heels are looking for with the potential losses of Nassir Little, Cam Johnson and Luke Maye in mind.”
Sources have told KSR over the last several weeks that Todd was leaning toward reclassifying to the class of 2019, with Kentucky being a prime candidate for his commitment if that jump were to happen. With Kentucky’s options dwindling down in the class of 2019, I’m told Todd would be one of their top targets to close out this recruiting class.
As mentioned in the Monday Insider Notes, we’ll learn more about Todd’s recruitment and his reclassification status when his season ends next week (at the latest).
Until then, you can watch his highlights here:
Come on down, big fella.