A day before Duke landed the commitment of top-10 prospect Jalen Johnson, a couple of analysts for the program’s 247Sports site logged Crystal Ball predictions in favor of the Blue Devils for Brandon Boston, another five-star recruit in the 2020 class.
Boston — a 6-foot-7 wing from the Atlanta area — has narrowed his recruitment to Duke, Kentucky, Florida and Auburn, and the Wildcats had emerged as the favorite in recent weeks. He took a recruiting visit to Lexington toward the end of this past season and has raved about that trip in interviews this spring.
Several recruiting insiders — including Rivals.com’s Corey Evans and national recruiting expert Andrew Slater — have logged predictions in favor of Kentucky this spring. Evans explained his thinking on UK’s standing in Boston’s recruitment in an interview with the Herald-Leader last month.
Rivals.com ranks Boston as the No. 10 overall player in the Rivals.com rankings for 2020.