Poythress went to Lexington along with his mother, grandmother and two sisters, one of whom is a twin that is also being recruited by Kentucky to play volleyball. “I liked my visit,” Poythress told NRS, “it made a good first impression on me.
Among the things Poythress got to do while visiting the Wildcats such as touring the campus, getting a look at newly built facilities and watching head coach John Calipari coach the Dominican Republic national team, he was given the chance to talk to the President of Kentucky. “I got to meet with the President of the school, he was talking about the education side and how good of a university it is,” Poythress said.
The 6’8, 215 pound wing also talked extensively with Calipari. “Coach Cal was talking about how they will lose a lot of people and how he needs players to play right away,” Poythress explained. “He also said he stresses player development but told me Kentucky isn’t for everyone since not everyone can handle all the attention, I think I could handle it.”
However, the most important thing about his visit is probably that his twin sister got to accompany him. “My favorite part of the visit is how they included my sister and how we were able to talk to the volleyball coaches,” Poythress continued. “We also saw the volleyball team practice.”
When asked if he wants to go to school with his sister, Poythress indicated he thinks he might. “I kind of want to go to college with her, we’re pretty close,” Poythress said. He says he doesn’t know which schools she likes and that she hasn’t been on any other visits except for Kentucky.
Although, unlike his sister, Poythress has visited many schools. “I’ve been to Vanderbilt, Georgia, Florida, Memphis, Alabama and Tennessee before,” Poythress said. “Kentucky was probably my favorite, I have no other visits planned.”
As for a timetable, Poythress isn’t sure when he will commit or take his visits but he does want to cut his list soon. Said Poythress, “My list should be cut in a couple of days to five schools, I’m going to try to take official visits to all five.”