The Kentucky Wildcats are having an amazing season in the SEC but got some bad news on the recruitment trail on Sunday. 2022 top 30 recruit and top five point guard Skyy Clark has de-committed from the Kentucky Wildcats. While he had signed his letter of intent it seems Head Coach John Calipari and the Wildcats have decided to let him out of that commitment. In his announcement, Clark said he will take a few weeks to “regroup with his family and figure out the best move going forward”.
Breaking: 2022 PG Skyy Clark has decommitted from Kentucky and will reopen his recruitment, he tells @On3Recruits.
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— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) March 6, 2022
Skyy Clark has long been considered a top recruit in the 2022 class and will surely receive plenty of interest from programs now that he is available again. He had a wide variety of offers from many schools and more could come in over the next few weeks. Kentucky now only has two commitments in the 2022 recruiting class. That being said they are top ten recruits and talented in their own regard. Small forward Chris Livingston and combo guard Cason Wallace will still be freshmen at Kentucky this Fall.
Skyy Clark is just the third recruit to decommit from Kentucky under John Calipari, joining DJ Jeffries (2018) and Nolan Hickman (2021).
— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) March 6, 2022
Blue blood programs like the Kentucky Wildcats don’t often have recruits de-commit from the program. John Calipari himself is clearly not used to it happening. This decision by Skyy Clark will likely allow the program to hit the transfer market again in the offseason. That strategy has worked well for them recently. We here at Def Pen Sports wish Clark the best in his reopened recruiting process.