One day after securing a commitment from Chris Livingston, John Calipari is already back on the recruiting trail. Kentucky now has three five-star commitments from the class of 2022 with three potential targets still out there.
Joe Tipton of On3 reported Wednesday night that Calipari and assistant coach Chin Coleman will be in to see one of those three possibilities, five-star center Adem Bona, sometime on Thursday. But Bona isn’t the only one meeting with Coach Cal today.
KSR can confirm that Calipari and assistant coach Jai Lucas were in Texas earlier today at Richardson High School to meet with Cason Wallace, a five-star combo guard ranked among the top 10 players in the class of 2022. Tennessee and Texas also had staff in attendance to briefly talk with Wallace and watch him practice and work out.
Wallace currently has a Nov. 7 decision date in place–his birthday–although an announcement could very well come before then. The 6-foot-4 guard was in Lexington for an official visit at the end of August before checking out Texas the week after. Wallace will take an official visit to Tennessee this weekend and then one more official visit to UTSA following that, which will be his final one before making a decision.
Kentucky, Tennessee, and Texas were all in to see Wallace this time last week, too, bringing their entire coaching staffs for the trip. Despite the interest from the Volunteers and Longhorns, UK is in the driver’s seat and has been for weeks now.
“I think he really liked it,” Richardson head coach Kevin Lawson told KSR earlier this month about Wallace’s official visit to Lexington. “Kentucky can give him the best and they got the best of everything, right? So I think his family was really impressed, I think Cason was really impressed, I think that they did a great job. He walked away from that saying wow, this is really really good. But he’s got a couple of other places he wants to visit. As of right now he hasn’t made a decision that he’s told me yet.”
Even if Wallace does take his final two official visits and waits until November before deciding, Kentucky fans should feel good about their chances.