The recruits in college basketball’s class of 2015 have many months left to decide on a school, but coaches have managed to talk some of the best into very early commitments. Although getting a fast start doesn’t always mean a top-flight class by the start of the season, it certainly doesn’t hurt a program’s chances any, either.
Kentucky’s John Calipari, for his part, has already secured one of the best scorers available in Charles Matthews. Although the Wildcats are sure to land bigger names in the year to come, Matthews puts them squarely on track for another top-five ranking in the recruiting wars.
Read on for more on Kentucky’s early success, along with seven more teams that have wasted no time securing verbal commitments from some high-level high school juniors.