Andrew and Aaron Harrison are now down to three schools.
ESPN’s Reggie Rankin spoke with Aaron Harrison Sr. on Thursday evening and tweeted that the twins have cut Baylor and Villanova. That leaves Kentucky, Maryland and SMU, which Rankin characterized as “a distant third” in the effort to land the 2013 recruits.
The news should come as no surprise.
It’s been thought for months that the Harrisons’ recruitment would come down to UK and Maryland with a decision expected sometime in late October.
Harrison Sr. told the Herald-Leader earlier this week that the family had no more visits planned, though a trip to Maryland on Oct. 12 for that school’s midnight madness remains a “possibility.” He said the twins would not be visiting Kentucky before making a decision. They’ve already been to Lexington twice, including last year for Big Blue Madness.
John Calipari, Orlando Antigua and Kenny Payne traveled to Texas on Sunday to meet with the Harrison family. Maryland coach Mark Turgeon and two assistants had their in-home visit with the twins Monday.
Both players are ranked among the top five players in the class of 2013 by every major recruiting service.