Last weekend's biggest recruiting headline was tied to Terrence Clarke, who verbally committed to Kentucky while also announcing he's reclassifying to 2020. It was a big development, undeniably, one that suggests John Calipari is about to secure a top-two class for the 11th consecutive year. But a different, less-publicized, recruiting story was arguably more interesting — or, at least, less predictable — than Kentucky landing yet another 5-star guard. And that was Harvard landing a top-60 prospect for the first time ever.
"I'm deciding to play for the next four years at Harvard," Justice Ajogbor, a 4-star center who is 60th in the Top247 rankings for the Class of 2020, told 247Sports upon announcing that he would be rejecting offers from traditional high-majors to instead enroll at an Ivy League school. "The opportunity to go to a school like Harvard is an opportunity I couldn't pass up."
This development was fascinating to me on a number of levels — mostly because it's what I've long believed all borderline top-100 prospects who double as very smart young people should at least consider. I honestly don't understand why more don't. I seriously don't get why this doesn't happen more often.