A look at official visit schedules for top UK targets

 Posted by at 11:01 AM on September 21, 2017
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Photo: Charles Bertram/Herald-Leader

High school basketball players are allowed to take five official visits — where the host college pays for most of the expenses — during the course of their recruitment, and many of UK’s top targets for the class of 2018 have already scheduled the bulk of their trips.

Five-star players R.J. Barrett, Keldon Johnson and Immanuel Quickley have been on UK’s campus for official visits in recent weeks, and another mega 2018 recruit — Zion Williamson — is expected to be in Lexington this weekend.

Check out the chart below for the official visit plans of the 10 uncommitted rising seniors that UK is seriously recruiting, and read the notes that follow for additional information those players.

Official visits by UK’s class of 2018 recruits
Player First visit Second visit Third visit Fourth visit Fifth visit
R.J. Barrett UK (9/1) Duke (9/15) Arizona (9/21) Oregon (9/23) Michigan (9/29)
Bol Bol Oregon (9/30) UK (10/13) Arizona (10/28) USC (11/4) UCLA (11/11)
Darius Garland Vanderbilt (9/23) UK (10/13) Indiana (10/20) Duke (10/27)
Quentin Grimes Texas (9/22) UK (9/29) Kansas (10/13) Marquette (10/20)
Jaxson Hayes Texas (9/8) Xavier (9/15)
Keldon Johnson Texas (9/2) N.C. State (9/9) UK (9/16) Maryland (9/30) Florida State (10/6)
Romeo Langford Vanderbilt (9/22) UNC (10/13)
Immanuel Quickley Kansas (9/1) UK (9/15)
Simi Shittu Vanderbilt (10/6) Arizona (11/3) UNC (11/10)
Zion Williamson UK (9/22) Kansas (9/30) Duke (10/20) UCLA (10/27)


Additional Notes

Barrett: The No. 1 recruit in the class of 2018 is expected to announce a college decision in time to sign in November.

Bol: He will be at UK for Big Blue Madness. The November signing period ends a couple of days after his final official visit.

Garland: He’s expected to pick UCLA or Kansas for his final official visit.

Grimes: He’s narrowed his choices to the four schools above and is not expected to use his fifth official visit.

Hayes: He received an offer from UK earlier this week, visited Lexington a few weeks ago and is expected to return for an official visit this fall.

Johnson: He might take an unofficial visit to Georgetown in October.

Langford: His list also includes UK, Louisville, Indiana, Kansas and UCLA. His father told the Herald-Leader this week that they have not heard from Kentucky about setting up an official visit.

Quickley: He will announce his decision Friday.

Shittu: His coach told the Herald-Leader this week that no Kentucky visit has been scheduled.

Williamson: He’s expected to take his fifth official visit to North Carolina, but he’s also considering local schools Clemson and South Carolina.


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