Twitter Tuesday: Matthew Hurt, Isaiah Stewart, Reclass potentials
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There seems to be no end in sight for Matthew Hurt's recruitment. He has scheduled three official visits, but his timeline remains uncertain. While Hurt's recruitment had been previously viewed mainly as a battle between Kansas and North Carolina, Kentucky seems to have picked up the most ground in recent weeks. His first official visit to Lexington two weeks ago was a success and the Wildcats should be viewed as a top contender for his commitment.
Duke has also remained in the picture and the Blue Devils' recent addition of top-ranked Vernon Carey may only help their cause. Hurt would be the ideal complement alongside Carey in the frontcourt and, from the sounds of it, both find the idea of playing together intriguing.
I am going to stick with Kansas as my prediction, but I'm not nearly as certain about his destination as I was a few months back.
I would not got that far, though I do not expect Isaiah Stewart to team up with Carey in college. I do know that Duke caught Stewart’s eye during his visit to campus last month but whether it is enough to overcome playing with another big man of Carey’s caliber remains up for debate.
However, let’s not overlook how much of a factor Washington is here. The Huskies are a sneaky contender for his commitment and while no one may be out in front in Stewart's recruitment, no coach has done a better job of recruiting him over the years than Mike Hopkins. Oftentimes, the best recruiting jobs aren’t always rewarded with commitments, but Stewart is of a different mold and could be set on trying to forge his own path, and that avenue that could definitely take him to Washington.
There is a ton of talk around the reclassification topic in light of Anthony Edwards’ recent move into the 2019 class. The current senior class lacked the premier talent to begin with and with the majority of the Rivals150 having already signed or cut their lists, the programs that still have needs to fill may look to the elite found atop of the 2020 rankings.
Who could make such a move? Jalen Green and R.J. Hampton have often been linked to possibly reclassifying. They have both taken multiple official visits and could get the proper credits in order to make the move a year up. There has also been talk about Kyree Walker, Addison Patterson and Jaemyn Brakefield making the move into 2019, too. Top-35 guard Zach Harvey could always jump back into the 2019 class after recently deciding to leap a year back into the 2020 class.