Wenyen Gabriel caught the recruiting world off guard today when he announced his commitment to Kentucky, via an appearance on ESPN Recruiting Nation. Though the Cats appeared to be in good shape coming off Gabriel’s official visit, very few people knew a commitment would come this morning.
Gabriel said on the show, “I’m just so happy to announce, after weeks and weeks of contemplating and thinking, I’m proud to announce that I will be a Kentucky Wildcat.”
The five-star forward said he really likes the way John Calipari was so involved in his recruitment, and how Cal went as far as to meet with him the day before the Hall of Fame induction.
Gabriel also said he can play any position for the Cats.
“It’s going to be really special.”