As of now, five-star guard Terrence Clarke is a member if the 2021 recruiting class. That could change pretty soon.
247Sports ranks the Brewster Academy star as the No. 3 player in the 2021 recruiting cycle, and the No. 1 player among shooting guards.
Back in late July, Clarke discussed where things stand with his recruitment. Duke, Kentucky, and Memphis are all involved, while he also said he wanted to check out Auburn and UCLA.
It sounds like three of those programs remain prominently involved, and may have a chance to add Clarke sooner than previously thought.
Writing on his “Next Cats” blog, Lexington Herald-Leader reporter Ben Roberts shared that Clarke could be making the jump up to the 2020 class soon. With that, it sounds like we could be getting yet another Kentucky vs. Memphis showdown.
Clarke — a 6-foot-6 guard — is currently the No. 3 overall prospect in the 247Sports rankings for the class of 2021, but he’s widely expected to reclassify to 2020 and play just one more season of high school basketball before moving on to college. A reclassification announcement is expected soon.
A day after Slater’s prediction, national recruiting analysts Jerry Meyer and Corey Evans also logged picks in favor of Kentucky for Clarke.
Duke isn’t going away though. The Blue Devils, who have not yet offered Clarke, could “ramp up” their efforts in the Clarke sweepstakes.
The Herald-Leader was recently told that Kentucky and Memphis would be the top two teams on Clarke’s list, and Duke is expected to ramp up its recruiting efforts once he makes the move to 2020. Clarke has visited Lexington in the past, and he was the second player from the 2020 class to land a scholarship offer from the Wildcats.
Over at 247Sports, Kentucky has four of six predictions to land Terrence Clarke, including three in recent days. Duke has the remaining two predictions.