Virginia Tech basketball star Kerry Blackshear Jr. will take his first recruiting visit as a prospective graduate transfer to Florida, according to a report from Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans on Wednesday night.
Evans reported that Blackshear — a 6-foot-10 player with one season of college eligibility remaining — would be in Gainesville starting Thursday. He is an Orlando native, and the Gators have a big need in the frontcourt next season, though Mike White’s squad is loaded with talented guards and wings.
Kentucky and Texas A&M are two other schools that have received significant buzz as possible landing spots for Blackshear, but no visits have yet been scheduled to those two schools. Blackshear averaged 14.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game last season and is ranked by ESPN as the No. 1 graduate transfer this year.