Kentucky moved into the No. 1 spot in the recruiting rankings for the 2022 cycle on Wednesday night as five-star prospect Chris Livingston picked the Wildcats in a commitment ceremony over Tennessee State and Georgetown. Livingston is the third 'Cats commitment in the 2022 class and the third five-star talent to join the program in a class shaping up to be among the best since John Calipari took the reins in Lexington.
Livingston, a 6-foot-6 combo forward from Oak Hill Academy, is ranked as the No. 6 overall prospect in his class according to updated rankings in the 247Sports Composite and the second-ranked player at his position. Incredibly, he's the second-highest ranked player in Kentucky's commitment class behind Shaedon Sharpe, who earlier in the day became the No. 1 prospect in the Composite rankings by unseating UCLA-bound Amari Bailey and suspected Kentucky lean Dereck Lively II, who held the spot for just a day after Bailey's month-long reign.