Kentucky might be on the fringe of landing its first basketball commitment for the class of 2021.
And very soon, he just might become the third commit for the class of 2020.
Terrence Clarke, the No. 2 prospect in the class of 2021, cut his list down to six this afternoon and included the Wildcats.
The final list? Kentucky, Duke, Memphis, Boston College, Texas Tech, and UCLA.
In even bigger news, Clarke told Evan Daniels of 247Sports that he would be announcing his college decision on September 14.
And why is the timing of this news significant? This week alone, Kentucky has picked up four picks on his Crystal Ball, while Corey Evans of Rivals.com also submitted a FutureCast in favor of the Wildcats. UK has 100% of all picks on both sites.
To put the icing on the cake, sources tell KSR that Clarke is actively pursuing a reclassification to the class of 2020, even despite the academic hurdles he would have to clear to make it happen. And after hearing from an individual close to the 6-foot-7 guard’s high school over the last few months that there may not be enough time to fit two full years of coursework in one academic year, sources now tell KSR that Clarke believes he has found a path to reclassification. If he can make it work, the strong expectation is that he ends up in the class of 2020.
A consensus top-four recruit, Rivals.com lists Clarke as the No. 2 prospect in the nation, while 247Sports has him ranked No. 3 overall, followed by ESPN at No. 4 overall.
By the looks of things, Kentucky’s streak of missing out on top-three prospects is coming to an end.