John Calipari will definitely get signatures from current UK commitments Wenyen Gabriel, Sacha Killeya-Jones and Tai Wynyard during the week-long early signing period that begins Wednesday.
Here's a closer look at UK's top uncommitted targets for the class of 2016, when they might choose a school and which way they might be leaning (with some insight from Scout.com's Evan Daniels):
There's not much mystery to this recruitment. The nation's No. 1 point guard will announce his decision on ESPNU's early signing period special at 6 p.m. Thursday, and everyone who follows recruiting fully expects him to commit to Kentucky.
"He's next in a long line of solid point guards at Kentucky," Daniels said. "He's the type of player that can live up to the talent that they've had at this position."
Kansas, Louisville and Louisiana State are the other schools on Fox's list.
Monk's plan has always been to wait until the spring to announce a college decision, and that still seems to be the most likely scenario.
The five-star combo guard from Arkansas has talked with Fox about possibly teaming up in college, and that pairing would have a good chance of becoming the most talented backcourt duo at UK during the Calipari years. (And that's saying something).
Monk has taken official visits to UK, Arkansas, Kansas and Oregon, but his recruitment will almost certainly come down to the Wildcats and Razorbacks. UK has been the buzz school of late, but there's probably a long way to go before Monk is ready to make a commitment.
UK hosted Allen — a 6-foot-9 power forward from Austin, Texas — for an official visit this past weekend, and there were lots of pro-UK predictions coming into that trip. Those picks seemed premature, since Allen and his family haven't said much at all about his recruitment.
In the past few days, various national recruiting analysts have him leaning toward UK, Texas and Houston. Kansas and Notre Dame are also in the mix.
Bottom line: Nobody knows where he's going, and nobody knows whether he'll make that call during the early signing period.
"I don't know how you make a prediction with Jarrett Allen," Daniels said. "This is a different bird. This is a guy who's been pretty close to the vest. I'm not sure where he's headed right now."
Bolden's father told ESPN earlier this week that his son has "no plans" to make a college decision during the early signing period, but it wouldn't be a shocker if he ends up making that announcement anyway.
The nation's top center has taken official visits to UK, Duke, Kansas and Oklahoma, and he's also taken a recent unofficial visit to Alabama. Kansas seems to be getting the most buzz at the moment, but this is another recruitment with a lot of mystery surrounding it.
Bolden will be one to keep an eye on over the next week.
"I think Marques might have an idea in his head of where he'd like to go, but I don't think he's in any kind of hurry," Daniels said.
Edrice "Bam" Adebayo
The super-athletic post player from North Carolina has taken official visits to UK and North Carolina State, and he could be nearing a decision. Adebayo has not announced a specific timetable, but it won't be a surprise if he does sign early. If that happens, expect N.C. State to be the destination.
"I think Kentucky made a good run, and they're not all the way out," Daniels said. "You can never count them all the way out. But I do like N.C. State right now."
The versatile guard from Atlanta once seemed like a lock to pick Kentucky, but Calipari gravitated toward Fox during the summer and that might have affected Simmons' standing with the Cats.
There's still time for UK and Simmons to get back on the same page. He will definitely wait until the spring before making a college decision. His public list of finalists includes UK, Ohio State and UNLV, but the stretched-out recruitment will allow for other schools to get involved.
UK has also shown some interest in class of 2016 recruits Rawle Alkins, Udoka Azubuike, Josh Jackson and Thon Maker, but the Wildcats' coaching staff has had little, if any, contact with those players in recent weeks. All four of them are expected to hold off on their college decisions until the spring.