Kris Wilkes talks Big Blue Madness and more

Five-star wing Kris Wilkes made the trip to Lexington for Big Blue Madness last weekend, and has another big trip coming up this weekend.

This past weekend was a big one for the Kentucky Wildcats on the recruiting trail. They hosted numerous prospects for their annual Big Blue Madness event. One of the highest rated of the bunch was five-star class of 2017 wing Kris Wilkes.

Wilkes, who is one of the more versatile and talented prospects in the country, made his way to Lexington for the second time, and he liked what he saw.

“It was a great experience,” said Wilkes. “I am glad I got to go. It wasn’t as long as I thought it would be, but it was a really good time and I am glad I went down there.”

At this point Wilkes and Kentucky are still in the early stages of their recruitment, but the coaches did make it clear he would be a priority going forward.

“I didn’t have much contact with the coaches,” noted Wilkes. “They just told me that they wanted to recruit me hard, and that they wanted to keep getting me down to campus.”

Already Wilkes has offers from schools such as Indiana, Purdue, Illinois, Xavier, Maryland, Kansas, along with others.

Up next for Wilkes is a visit to Indiana this weekend for their Hoosier Hysteria event.

“I didn’t get to go last year so I am hoping it is as fun as it used to be,” said Wilkes about the upcoming trip. “So I am looking forward to having a good time down there and seeing what this year’s team is looking like.”

With the season fast approaching and practice set to begin soon, Wilkes says no other visits have been planned. He will begin making his official visits after the season, and from there Wilkes will get serious about figuring out which schools are best for him and narrowing his in the recruiting process.


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