By LARRY VAUGHT
Don’t look for point guard Kennedy Chandler to be a player that will let his recruiting process drag out during his senior season.
“He’s not going to wait his whole senior year to make a decision. He’ll make it this fall, like maybe November,” said the player’s father, Kylan Chandler. “He wants to make a couple of visits when he can. After that he wants to make a decision. He doesn’t want to go his whole senior year worrying about where’s going to school.”
The 6-1 Chandler is the top-rated point guard in the 2021 recruiting class. He has narrowed his college choices to Kentucky, Tennessee, Memphis, Duke and North Carolina.
“I know when I talked to his parents over the winter they wanted him to finish his high school season, narrow down his choices and then starting focusing on schools he could see himself at and not dragging on with schools who didn’t have a chance to get him so he could make his college choice,” Krysten Peek, a writer for Rivals.com and Yahoo Sports.
Chandler recently decided to leave Briarcrest Christian Academy in Memphis to play his senior season at Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas. His father says that moves does not impact his recruiting, an opinion Peek also shares.
“I spoke to all five schools Kennedy has chosen for his top five and nothing has changed. Our (phone) numbers have not changed. All the coaches have access to him still. The plan is still the same,” Kylan Chandler said.
“It will just be more of a college prep year. He’ll get used to housing and travel, play a national schedule and have opportunities for even more development.
“Briarcrest was a great academic school and he’s been there since second grade. He has a great relationship with the coach and his son and will miss them. But all the guys he won the state title with last year graduated. Most were football players now going to play college ball.”