By LARRY VAUGHT
If there’s one thing that I don’t think John Calipari will ever be guilty of it is slacking off in recruiting.
He’s got the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class coming in next season — even if he does not still get Marques Bolden — but the Kentucky coach is already trying to make sure he keeps the high profile recruits coming.
Five-star small forward Kevin Knox of Florida picked up a Kentucky offer earlier this week after a home visit from Calipari. He likes the fast-paced style Calipari plays, but also already has offers from North Carolina and Duke.
Putnam Science Academy (Conn.) guard Hamidou Diallo got an offer from Calipari Wednesday one day after he also got an offer from Duke. He has a bevy of scholarship offers including Connecticut and is expecting one from North Carolina as well.
Guard Tremont Waters of Connecticut had offers from Connecticut, Purdue, Wake Forest and Stanford when he got his UK offers. He’s ranked as a top 30 player in the 2017 recruiting class.
Sophomore Romeo Langford of New Albany, Ind., led his team to a state title last year when he averaged 29.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. He’s a top-five ranked recruit in the 2018 recruiting class.
The 6-4 Langford got an offer from Louisville during the season and then both Kansas and Duke offered scholarships Monday. Now he also has a Kentucky offer. Indiana also made an early offer and UCLA, Vanderbilt and Purdue also have made scholarship offers.