Shai Alexander, one of the top guards in the class of 2017, will make his college decision next Monday according to ESPN’s Jeff Borzello.
The recruiting insider reports that Alexander, the nation’s No. 2 combo guard, is down to four schools: Kentucky, UNLV, Syracuse, and Texas.
Former Florida commit Shai Alexander will announce on Monday, per source. He's down to Kentucky, UNLV, Texas and Syracuse.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) November 9, 2016
247Sports has Alexander ranked No. 43 overall, and No. 1 in the state of Tennessee. For whatever its worth, in the site’s crystal ball predictions, 15-of-15 voters see him heading to Lexington to play for John Calipari.
An interesting note: of the four teams that are listed as finalists, based on Borzello’s tweet, only one has a 2017 commit: Texas. The Longhorns have three players currently in the class: four-star guard Jase Pebres, and two four-star forwards, Royce Hamm, and Jericho Sims.
The Orange, Runnin’ Rebels, and Wildcats are all looking for their first members of the 2017 recruiting class. There’s plenty of time left in this recruiting cycle, but Alexander is a big chip to fall, with some huge powers after him.