Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Kentucky loses interest from two recruits

Something strange has been going on the past 24 hours.

Two of the elite high school forwards in the country -- TJ Warren (the 23rd ranked player in our Consensus Recruiting Rankings) and Mitch McGary (who is now No. 2), who both are attending Brewster Academy this season -- have made some progress in their college decision-making process. And while both kids have received plenty of interest from John Calipari nd Kentucky during their recruitment, it appears as if neither will end up in Lexington.

Warren has cut Kentucky from his list completely. The high-scoring, 6'7" forward was scheduled to be on campus for Big Blue Madness, but he is now down to just four schools -- UNC, NC State, Georgetown and Florida. McGary hasn't cut Kentucky from his list, but he's canceled the rest of his visits. He won't be attending Big Blue Madness either. Most believe Michigan is the leader there.

Its still too early for Kentucky fans to start worrying about their 2012 class. They've already landed one of the best wing prospects in the country in Archie Goodwin and will still have an impressive amount of talent coming to campus for Big Blue Madness, which always seems to be the tipping point for some recruits.

So what happened?

Maybe Calipari stopped recruited Warren and McGary as hard because they weren't his top targets. Maybe McGary and Warren got scared off when they started receiving tweets like this from Kentucky fans. Maybe those two simply don't want to go to Kentucky.

Who knows. But I sincerely doubt its a sign Kentucky's recruiting class is in trouble.

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