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2019 guard KyKy Tandy commits to Xavier

Travis Steele continues to roll in recruiting as his 2019 class got a big addition on Tuesday.

Kelly Kline

The Xavier Musketeers continue to roll in the 2019 recruiting cycle. Their class ballooned from four to five on Tuesday with the addition of blue-chip guard KyKy Tandy. Tandy, a native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, announced his commitment on Twitter.

Tandy committed to Xavier over the likes of the Saint Louis Billikens, Ole Miss Rebels and Tennessee Volunteers, among others.

Travis Steele and the Musketeers will be getting a highly touted player when he joins the team next season. As of now, Tandy ranks 92nd in the nation as a four-star recruit via 247Sports Composite. He also ranks 12th among all combo guards and is third in the state of Kentucky. The only players above him are fellow four-star combo guard David Johnson, a Louisville Cardinals commit, and wing Dontaie Allen, a Kentucky Wildcats commit. He’s the second player from the state to commit to Xavier, joining three-star center Dieonte Miles of Walton.

As it was mentioned before, Xavier’s class is now up to five players in 2019. Tandy joins the aforementioned Dieonte Miles as well as three other four-star players. Those players include Dahmir Bishop, Daniel Ramsey and Zach Freemantle. Once the score goes through, Xavier will jump from 15th to 10th in the nation in the 2019 recruiting rankings. They will remain second in the Big East behind the vaunted Villanova Wildcats. The Musketeers do have one open spot left remaining in the 2019 class according to their Verbal Commits page, so it will be interesting to see how they fill it.

Nevertheless, it seems clear that Xavier is set up for success as they go through the transition from Chris Mack to Travis Steele. Steele is doing standout work on the recruiting trail in 2019, so don’t expect the Musketeers to go away any time soon.