4 ⭐️ combo guard Mark Smith makes it official at his commitment ceremony today.
He chose Illinois over Kentucky, Michigan State, Duke and many more schools.
As expected he will not be a Kentucky Wildcat. Many thought his top choices always had been MSU or Illinois all along.
John Calipari had offered and visited Smith along with Cameron Johnson and Jemarl Baker. With Jermal Bakers commitment I knew it made it less likely Mark Smith would commit to Kentucky. Also Cameron Johnson is said to be on a visit with Kentucky today which all but confirmed to me that Mark Smith was commiting to play elsewhere.