As many have come to know, recruiting is a very strange game. It’s a game full of offers and commits and signings and flips. It seems like there are new strange recruiting stories every year.
Today we are brought yet another strange story from the mysterious recruiting trail. In this episode, three-star small forward Shaun Kirk announced his commitment to play for N.C. State in 2015 on Monday night.
While he announced his commitment on Monday, he did not sign his national letter of intent that would bind him to the school.
Merely hours after this occurred, John Calipari came in as the knight in shining armor and offered him a scholarship to play for him at Kentucky.
While he has not de-committed from the Wolfpack yet, he has said that he is intrigued by the Kentucky offer and he will explore Kentucky as an option.
This story is all too familiar to the University of Washington Huskies, who have lost two big time recruits to this strategy in 2010 when they lured away both Terrence Jones, who would lead Kentucky to a national championship in 2012, and Enes Kanter, who went on to be the third overall pick in 2011 after being declared ineligible by the NCAA due to receiving benefits from the organization he played for while he still lived in Switzerland.
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