The top player in the 2015 recruiting Class Karl Towns was expected to make his college decision today in order to avoid the bonanza that is usually college recruiting. Towns made his decision but also revealed another one; Towns will be attending Kentucky, but that wasn’t all he revealed on Tuesday.
The expectation going into Metuchen (NJ) St. Joseph’s standout Karl Towns decision was always that he would end up in the SEC playing for the Kentucky Wildcats, and you won’t hear any complaints from John Calipari.
The real surprise was his reclassification. As the 6-foot-9 and 225 pound Towns donned Kentucky gear, he then announced his commitment to play for John Calipari.
“The University I decided to play at is the University of Kentucky,“ Towns said.
Then Towns made his other announcement, and it is also one that Calipari will like.
“I’m going to re-classify to the year of 2014,” said Towns. “I made that decision with my family.”
Basically, this means that Calipari will get to coach Towns a year earlier than initially expected.
Kentucky was seen as the leader for Towns from the very beginning. Towns also had offers from Rutgers, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Baylor, Michigan State, Florida, Duke, and North Carolina State, but the Wildcats seemingly always were the front-runner.
Towns played for the Dominican Republic National Team over the summer which happened to be coached by Calipari, and that surely helped Calipari in his recruitment of Towns to the defending national champions.
The top player in the 2015 class, Towns is now the first commitment of the 2014 for the Wildcats. UK are also finalists for many of the top players in the 2014 class and Calipari’s lottery pick machine looks like it will continue to run strong.