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Recruiting Expert: 5-Star Isaiah Todd's Recruitment 'A Total Guessing Game'

A general view of Rupp Arena, Kentucky's basketball court.

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 01: A general view of Rupp Arena home of the Kentucky Wildcats during the exhibition game against the Transylvania Pioneers at Rupp Arena on November 1, 2013 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

With many top basketball recruits, analysts have a pretty good idea of where top recruits will go. That doesn't appear to be the case in the recruitment of five-star forward Isaiah Todd.

Last week, the North Carolina native cut his list down to five schools. Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, Michigan, and UNC all remain in contention.

From there, it's anyone's guess. That wasn't always the case with Todd.

For a bit, he was reportedly considering a move up to the 2019 class, which obviously would've sped up his timeline and placed a bit more pressure on him to make a decision. Kentucky and North Carolina were believed to be the favorites, in that case.

Instead, he's staying in 2020, which means plenty more time to sort through things. Per Rivals' Corey Evans, Todd's recruitment is now a "total guessing game."

For his recruitment, it is a total guessing game. He released his final five last week which consists of Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, Michigan, and North Carolina. A year ago, there was a chance that he could reclassify into the 2019 class with UK and UNC as his top landing spots. Now, Todd is in no rush to come to a college decision and while he will likely visit all five of his finalists, none have been scheduled, which could equate to a spring signing.

For whatever it is worth, the analysts at 247Sports are leaning in one direction. Kentucky has six of the 12 early predictions there, with North Carolina, Kansas, and two schools not in his top five—hometown ACC program NC State as well as Oklahoma State—also picking up predictions.

As Evans says, without visits scheduled or a reclassification, we may not know Isaiah Todd's landing spot for some time.