D.J. Wagner, the No. 1-ranked high school senior, announced his commitment to Kentucky men's basketball Monday, choosing the Wildcats over Louisville.
Wagner's commitment gives John Calipari and Kentucky the No. 1 recruiting class in the country. If the Wildcats finish the cycle at the top — and Wagner's pledge likely seals that — it will be the seventh time since Calipari took over in Lexington that Kentucky has the top-ranked recruiting class. Wagner is also the fourth No. 1 recruit to commit to the Wildcats under Calipari, following Shaedon Sharpe, Nerlens Noel and Anthony Davis.
“This was an extremely difficult decision that I went back-and-forth with for a long time. That's why it took so long,” Wagner told ESPN. “I'm real comfortable with my decision. Coach John Calipari was always straightforward and honest with me. He said he would be with me until the wheels fall off the car either way. And that meant so much to me. When I watched him coach I could feel the intensity, how he disciplines his team and how he breaks it down.”
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walterâs Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.