Washington and Kentucky Battling For Top 2011 Recruit

Corey TaylorCorrespondent IJuly 8, 2010

Lorenzo Romar and John Calipari are becoming recruiting rivals.

Over the past couple of months alone, Calipari has managed to steal top recruits from right under Romar's nose—the latest one being Terrance Jones.

A little over a month ago everyone believed McDonald's All-American Terrence Jones was going to be attending Washington and playing with good buddy Terrence Ross. But that was before Jones had a sudden change of heart and decided to play for Calipari.

Enes Kanter, the top big man in this past year's recruiting class, was another Romar recruit that was taken away by Calipari, helping to make this 2010 class the top in the country for Kentucky.

Lorenzo Romar now finds himself in a battle with Calipari over yet another top recruit. 

This time it is a 6'4" point guard out of Washington, Tony Wroten, Jr., a highly touted guard in the 2011 recruiting class.

If Wroten Jr. were to sign with the Wildcats, he would be joining Michael Gilchrist (ESPN No.1) and Marquis Teague as commits. Wroten Jr. and Teague would fill out the Kentucky guard positions. Depending on who returns for the Wildcats, they would possibly have Teague, Doron Lamb, Wroten Jr., and Brandon Knight all playing on the same team.

With Wroten Jr. down to his final two schools, I would be very surprised if he didn't end up signing with the Wildcats. Usually if you are recruited heavily by John Calipari, you tend to join his team.

It also seems to workout for the Wildcats because Gilchrist and Teague are both on Wroten Jr.'s USA U-18 team. Both players are undoubtedly recruiting Wroten Jr. for the 'Cats.

Washington, you might as well get used to being that ugly step-child, always coming in second best. 

As for the Wildcats, their 2011 class looks like it has the making of being even better than the recruiting class from a year ago. All Calipari needs now is a big man to make it complete.