247Sports national analyst Evan Daniels reported Saturday morning that Virginia Tech graduate transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr. is not expected to take any more recruiting visits and that “the growing thought is he’s extremely close to announcing his decision.”
Daniels said that decision could come as early as Sunday.
The Herald-Leader was told Saturday morning that Kentucky is now looking less likely to be the destination for Blackshear, who visited UK earlier in the week but has also taken recruiting trips to Tennessee, Florida and Arkansas this month.
On Friday afternoon, Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans told the Herald-Leader that UK and Tennessee were both in a “great spot” with Blackshear, and he expected the 6-foot-10 post player to choose between those two schools sometime in the next few days, though it’s still possible other programs — including Virginia Tech — could still have a legitimate shot. Evans also said he did not think Blackshear would take any more recruiting visits before his transfer decision.
Blackshear averaged 14.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game for the Hokies this past season and is ranked by ESPN as the nation’s No. 1 graduate transfer this offseason.