Official visits: Where UK’s top recruits have been

 Posted by at 4:00 PM on October 22, 2013
Oct 222013


Three of John Calipari’s top recruiting targets from the Class of 2014 were on UK’s campus last weekend. Two others have already taken their official visits to Lexington, and one more might be coming to town in the near future.

But where else have UK’s top recruits been?

Here’s a chart with the official visits for UK’s top six targets in the Class of 2014 (accompanied by a few comments):

Official visits by UK’s top 2014 recruits
Player First visit Second visit Third visit Fourth visit Fifth visit
James Blackmon Jr. Michigan (9/27) Kentucky (10/18)
Devin Booker Michigan St. (9/6) Kentucky (9/9) Michigan (10/5) Missouri (10/18)
Stanley Johnson Arizona (9/13) Kentucky (10/18) Oregon (10/25) Florida (11/1) USC (11/14)
Trey Lyles Louisville (8/31) Kentucky (10/18)
Jahlil Okafor Baylor (8/30) Kentucky (9/9) Kansas (10/18) Duke (10/25)
Myles Turner Ohio State (10/18)



Blackmon: He is also considering Michigan State, Kansas and Indiana. It’s unlikely he will take an official visit to the first two schools on that list, but it was reported last week that he would make one last trip to Indiana before making a decision sometime soon. James Blackmon Sr. told the Herald-Leader late last week that they hadn’t finalized a trip to Bloomington: “There’s a number of things that have been talked about as far as making another visit. … We haven’t decided yet.”

Booker: He will return to Missouri for an unofficial visit this weekend. Booker is expected to make a decision in the next couple of weeks.

Johnson: He has only taken official visits to Arizona and UK so far. The other three official visits have been scheduled. No decision expected until January.

Lyles: UK and Louisville are the only two schools on his list. There is no timetable for his decision.

Okafor: The official visit to Duke this weekend will be his last. He is expected to make a decision in time for the November signing period.

Turner: He has not scheduled any future official visits. Turner has said that he would definitely like to visit Kansas, Duke, Texas and Kentucky, though all of those won’t necessarily be official visits. He’s also considering Arizona and Oklahoma State. Turner has said that he will not sign with a school until the spring.


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