Caleb Wilson has quickly established himself as a clear-cut five-star prospect in the 2025 recruiting class. He’s one of just six rising high school juniors considered a Five-Star+ prospect by On3, meaning he’s rated as a five-star by all four major recruiting outlets (On3, 247Sports, ESPN, and Rivals).
Kentucky offered him a scholarship in late June and has already locked in a trip for him to visit Lexington in mid-October. Although still relatively early in his process, it’s obvious that the Wildcats are among his frontrunners. He updated his recruitment with On3’s Jamie Shaw during a stellar performance at the Under Armour Elite 24 earlier this month to say as much.
“I’m feeling a lot of love from Tennessee and Kentucky right now,” Wilson told Shaw. “They’re constantly reaching out. Indiana has been in contact, too, I’ll probably take a visit there. To be honest, though, I haven’t really thought too much about any visits yet. I’ll probably start looking more into schools for visits here in a bit. But on the blue blood side, Kentucky and UNC are sticking out. I like Tennessee a lot, Alabama, and Georgia Tech.”
Wilson, a 6-foot-9 forward out of Atlanta, GA, averaged 16.9 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per contest in the 17U Peach Invitational (P.I.T) at Peach Jam earlier in the summer. Before that, he put up per-game averages of 14.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.8 blocks during the EYBL regular season. Along with UK, the likes of Duke, Southern California, and Oregon have recently extended scholarships due to his impressive play over the summer.
In a previous conversation with KSR, Wilson said he grew up watching a lot of college basketball, which included plenty of Kentucky on his TV screen. In particular, watching versatile bigs such as Anthony Davis and Karl-Anthony Towns always stuck out to him, especially as a versatile big man himself.
“Kentucky caught me off guard because that’s a huge school, it’s an SEC school in a physical conference. That was a pretty big one, that was a shocker,” Wilson told KSR in July about receiving his UK offer. “I’ve been talking to Chin Coleman, then after NBPA Top 100 Camp, I got on the phone with John Calipari. That’s when he offered me.”
Wilson is reportedly set to visit UK the weekend of Oct. 14, which is expected to be the same weekend that Big Blue Madness will take place. He’ll be joined in Lexington during that time by fellow 2025 five-star, point guard Darius Acuff.