[colored_box color="blue"]5. Orlando Antigua, Kentucky Wildcats
In an article by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, 200 college coaches were surveyed to find out who the “most feared assistant coaches on the recruiting trail” are. There was only one UK assistant coach who made it to Goodman’s list – Coach Orlando Antigua, the fifth most feared recruiter in the country. When it comes to recruiting, Kentucky is without a doubt above the rest when it comes to getting elite talent. Being a feared recruiter only means that “when they walk into the gym their colleagues take notice — and don’t necessarily want to go against them to land a recruit.”
John Calipari has no peer when it comes to recruiting — and the combo of Cal and Kentucky is nearly unbeatable. That’s part of what makes Antigua feared, but he’s also done more than his part to make certain UK continues to get elite players season after season.