247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels has changed his prediction on five-star basketball recruit Jaden McDaniels from Kentucky to “undecided” — another sign of the back-and-forth nature of what has been one of the most mysterious recruitments in the 2019 cycle.
McDaniels — a 6-foot-10 forward from Seattle — narrowed his list last fall to UK, Washington, San Diego State, Texas and UCLA, and his recruitment has been framed as a battle between the Wildcats and hometown Huskies for the past several weeks. Daniels and several other analysts logged picks in favor of UK last week, sparking speculation that McDaniels might be close to a Kentucky commitment.
The spring signing period ends Wednesday, though there’s no deadline for recruits in the 2019 class to make their college decisions, and players can still sign scholarship papers with the school of their choice after Wednesday.
McDaniels is the No. 8 overall player in the 247Sports composite rankings for 2019.
Jaden McDaniels tells @247Sports he has NOT signed a Letter of Intent, despite rumors that he has.
Washington & Kentucky battling for the five-star talent.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) May 14, 2019