Brandon Huntley-Hatfield is one of the nation’s top-ranked sophomores as he’s currently rated as the ninth-best player in the 2022 class, according to 247Sports. Huntley-Hatfield stands at 6-foot-8 and weighs over 200 pounds currently as he’s attending IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
Huntley-Hatfield was originally a member of the 2022 class but reclassified and transferred to IMG Academy before the start of last season. With that, he was able to develop at one of the best prep schools in the nation and helped lead the Ascenders to a 29-1 record and winning the Dick’s National Championship.
I spoke with Brandon’s mother, Antoinette on Tuesday afternoon and she gave me the full rundown on her son’s recruitment which includes a new visit being planned and which schools are still involved.
On October 5th, Brandon visited Ole Miss of the official capacity which she said went well for him.
Then on November 8th, he visited Memphis.
Here are the final thoughts on that visit:
“It was really a nice visit. Coach Hardaway’s staff were very welcoming. Nice atmosphere. Memphis fans are die-hard! They really come out and support! A lot of people already knew who Brandon was and came up to him while we were at the game.”
Next, she and I spoke about the chances of Brandon moving back into the 2021 class.
“Reclassing is still on the table. Just going to wait and see how everything goes this season and AAU in the spring/summer with his development.”
Schools still in contact? Who else has offered?
“We are in regular contact with Kentucky, Tennessee, Memphis, Ole Miss, and Baylor. This is NOT a final list. This is who we hear from the most. In addition, he still holds offers from Auburn, Florida, Seton Hall, Wake Forest, and Maryland.”
What’s next as in terms of visits?
As we reported here on Stockrisers.com on October 8th, Huntley-Hatfield will take an unofficial visit to Kentucky on December 28th for their historic rivalry matchup against Louisville.
In addition, Antoinette says that they’ve planned an official visit to Tennesse for early next year;
“Tennessee visit is still set for early 2020 unless we can get some time to go in between his schedule. The season officially starts on November 25th and it will be non-stop until February-March.”