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Ashton Hagans making major progress on reclassification, joining Kentucky Wildcats' 2018 recruiting class
Newton's Ashton Hagans is reportedly one class away from completing all coursework that will allow him to graduate high school this summer and join a much ballyhooed 2018 Kentucky recruiting class. - photo by Jason Mussell | The Covington News

It appears to be all systems go for five-star Newton point guard Ashton Hagans’ attempt to reclassify to 2018 and join the Kentucky basketball program next season. 

Hagans committed to Kentucky on April 10 after pushing back from his original pledge to Georgia, and expressed a pretty strong aspirations of working toward early graduation. Since then, the biggest story has been tracking Hagans to see if he would return for his senior season at Newton or do the work necessary to graduate high school early in order to enroll at UK, joining a star-studded recruiting class that includes fellow Georgia five-star player EJ Montgomery. 

Well, according to comments Ashton’s father Marvin Hagans made in an article on SEC Country, Hagans appears poised to make that transition. According to the article, Hagans needed to complete four extra online classes in order to graduate in the summer. He’s set to complete the final class around the first week of June.

Hagans has been working at the accelerated pace since November, and according to the SEC Country article, the goal is for Hagans to get to Kentucky in time to join the Wildcats on an trip to the Bahamas where they’ll play four exhibition games. 

“He needs to get there early to gel and get everything right,” Marvin Hagans told SEC Country. 

Hagans would be part of a class that includes five five-star prospects, clearly the nation’s top recruiting class for 2018. 

We'll have more directly from Ashton Hagans and his progress toward early graduation at covnews.com later today.