Kentucky basketball recruit Antonio Blakeney announced his commitment to Louisville on Thursday, two days after wrapping up his official visit with the Cardinals.
The 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Orlando, Fla., earned a scholarship offer from UK during the summer, but he had long been one of Louisville's recruiting priorities in the class of 2015.
"I love his ability to score," Scout.com national analyst Evan Daniels told the Herald-Leader recently. "Honestly, he's one of the top scorers in this class. He knows how to create space with his dribble. He's turned in to a tremendous athlete. He's very good in transition. He can get to the mid range and make shots.
"And he's getting better. He's clearly a hard worker, because he's made tremendous strides in his game over the past year."
U of L Coach Rick Pitino has put together one of the Cardinals' best recruiting classes in recent memory. Blakeney is the No. 21 overall prospect in the Scout.com rankings, and he is the fourth player from the top 40 to commit to Louisville in this cycle.
The latest addition moved U of L past Arizona for the No. 1 spot in the Scout.com class rankings. The Cards have not finished in the top five of the Scout class rankings since 2008.
Louisville also has commitments from small forward Deng Adel (No. 18), guard Donovan Mitchell (No. 20) and power forward Ray Spalding (No. 39).
Blakeney visited Louisville last weekend after recently cutting his list to seven schools. UK and Louisiana State were widely regarded as the Cards' top competition.
Kentucky still has scholarship offers out to 12 other players in the class of 2015. Mississippi star Malik Newman is the only guard on that list, and he will not make a college decision until after his senior season. Chicago combo guard Charles Matthews is UK's only commitment so far for 2015.