D.J. Jeffries, a five-star prospect out of the 2019 recruiting class who recently backed off from his Kentucky Wildcats commitment, will visit a few campuses.
According to Jon Rothstein, the youngster will visit Ole Miss and Mississippi State. He also says Memphis is in the mix, which isn’t shocking given his relationship with Penny Hardaway.
When Jeffries left Big Blue Nation, a firestorm was gently placed in his wake due to some words by his father. Corey Jeffries, the player’s father, told John Martin on ESPN Radio’s Memphis affiliate the following:
“We talked with Kentucky, and it kinda shocked me. They were kinda unprofessional. They didn’t handle the news the way I expected them to handle it, being professionals.”
“It’s just that they had been professional through the whole process,” the father Jeffries told ESPN. “We weren’t cussed out or anything like that, there were just some discouraging remarks made about his future that were out of line. But that wasn’t directly from Coach Cal.”
It’s certainly worth noting, while no known official visit has been mentioned. D.J. Jeffries has been pretty open about the idea of playing for Penny.
“It’s something I think about because Penny and I have been so close for these years, and I’ve built a good relationship with him,” said the prospect. “Even when I committed to Kentucky he would still reach out to me and help me with certain stuff to motivate me to do better. So Memphis would be one of the schools I’d consider.”
Only time will tell what’s next.