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Highest Ranked In-State Recruit Picks Up Louisville Offer

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Following an unofficial visit earlier in the week the state of Kentucky’s highest ranked recruit has picked up a scholarship offer from Chris Mack.

Zion Harmon, a 5-foot-10 point guard from the 2021 class announced on Twitter Wednesday night that Louisville was his latest offer.

Harmon is the top ranked recruit in the state of Kentucky. 247Sports ranks him as the 30th best overall player in the 2021 class. Rivals has him at 19th overall. At one point he held the No. 1 overall ranking in the 2021 class.

Harmon’s family has been “laying the groundwork” for him to reclassify to the 2020 class for over a year, but that has yet to happen.

The Kentucky native still has two years of eligibility left, but has already played for three different high schools in the Bluegrass state. Harmon emerged as an elite recruit an eighth grader starring for Bowling Green High School’s state title team. He then led the state in scoring as a freshman at Adair County before transferring to Marshall County High School. Due to KHSAA transfer rules Harmon had to sit out in 2019-19.

 

Despite being ranked as one of the top point guard prospects in the country, Harmon doesn’t have as impressive of an offer list as you’d assume. Louisville, Kansas, Tennessee, Auburn Creighton, SMU and Vanderbilt are his notable offers. Kentucky has shown interest for quite a while, but hasn’t yet extended an offer.

I’d say Louisville will be a serious contender for Harmon, considering he’s taken multiple unofficial visits and his father has said publicly that he wants his son to play in-state. Harmon said one day prior to picking up a Louisville offer he planned to soon trim his list to five.

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