DePaul is next up on Davis' list, which was thought to be closed down. "We're actually going over there in about 20 minutes," Anthony Davis, Sr., told Scout.com at 10 a.m. Monday morning.
Does this mean DePaul is going to make the cut? "We're going to meet with them and talk to them and see," Davis' father said. Oliver Purnell was spotted often-watching Davis this summer and on Monday he'll have a chance to make his pitch.
North Carolina tried to get into the mix but couldn't. "Just those three – Syracuse, Kentucky, Ohio State – and DePaul as of now. He turned down North Carolina. I think North Carolina was late in the game and they still hadn't offered a scholarship."
Ohio State offered him, that's for sure. The Buckeyes went full staff for Davis on the final day of the period. Syracuse was the first "big" school to offer and is widely given credit for jumping in on Davis before the floor gates opened.
However, over the weekend, John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats hosted Davis on an unofficial visit.
"We did an unofficial visit at Kentucky yesterday. It went well. They told him they were very interested in him. Coach Calipari told him that his type of game will fit their style of play."
The rise of Anthony Davis, a 6-foot-9 power forward out of Chicago's Perspectives Charter, has been well documented. He went from being an unknown guard to a potential No. 1 big man in the span of a year. Each of the coaching staffs recruiting him spent a considerable amount of time watching him in July and Davis was quick to end the drama by slicing up his list to three early last month.
With the Kentucky visit on the books and DePaul's somewhat surprise trip taking place on Aug. 2, Davis is clearly aggressively gathering information. His father said he's about used up his vacation time with AAU ball this summer so the date of future visits is unknown. What we do know is that Calipari took a big swing on Sunday and now it's Purnell's turn to try and change the fortunes of his program and make an enormous splash if he can crack Davis and get him to expand his list to four.