Louisville basketball looking to poach top UK recruit

Louisville basketball’s newest recruit could turn the tables on rival.

The latest Louisville basketball offer should turn heads on multiple fronts.

On one hand, the Cardinals just extended an offer to the No. 6 overall recruit in the 2022 class, Brandon Huntley-Hatfield. That, in and of itself, it’s exciting news.

Additionally, the Cards extended the offer on the heels of a school up the road telling Huntley-Hatfield that they are no longer interested in him.

Huntley-Hatfield was a Kentucky lean as recently as three weeks ago according to Kentucky Sports Radio.

Kentucky was Huntley-Hatfield’s dream school because his cousin was a Wildcat, Alex Poythress. In that post he also pushed back on reclassification rumors. Even so, many believe Huntley-Hatfield will ultimately become a member of the 2021 recruiting class.

However, as things often go in college basketball recruiting, the tides turned quickly.

On Wednesday, Huntley-Hatfield and the wildcats parted ways as Kentucky bowed out of his recruitment.

Now, a day later, BHH has announced that he has an official offer from Chris Mack and Louisville.

Sources close to the situation indicate that Huntley-Hatfield is in very serious talks with the Louisville coaching staff.

Additionally, it appears that Huntley-Hatfield is only interested in playing the wing position at the next level, which is what led to a quick fall-off between he and Kentucky.

Louisville basketball fans will want to remain apprised to this situation going forward.

Huntley-Hatfield will be Louisville’s biggest target in the 2021 class after Bryce Hopkins backed out of a nine month commitment and appears to be bound for Kentucky.

It will be interesting to see if the Cardinals coaching staff can turn the tables on the Wildcats and snag a recruit that was long considered to be a favorite for the opposing school’s arch rival.

Additionally, Huntley-Hatfield would easily be the best recruit and first true one-and-done or the Chris Mack era.

Big things could be on the horizon for the Cards.