The latest development in the ongoing recruitment of five-star basketball prospect Marques Bolden is a positive sign for the Kentucky Wildcats.
Three recruiting writers for the Duke 247Sports website switched their Crystal Ball predictions from the Blue Devils to UK on Friday afternoon. Duke insider Andrew Slater, a highly respected recruiting reporter and one of the top-rated Crystal Ball prognosticators, was the first to change his pick Friday.
As recently as a couple of weeks ago, confidence in Duke circles was high that the Blue Devils would ultimately land Bolden, who is the top remaining recruiting target for both schools and will likely decide which program ends up with the No. 1 recruiting class for 2016.
There is still no exact date set for Bolden’s college announcement. The signing period ends May 18, but players can still pick a school after that date and play for that program without signing a national letter of intent.
Bolden ended up as the No. 1 center and No. 18 overall recruit in the final rankings from 247Sports.com released earlier this week.