Antonio Blakeney decommits from Louisville, reopens recruitment
Five-star 2015 shooting guard Antonio Blakeney reopened his recruitment Monday night, putting his status as an incoming Louisville Cardinal in jeopardy, according to a report from ESPN.com's Reggie Rankin. Blakeney told Rankin he made his commitment decision for "some of the wrong reasons," but stressed Louisville would still receive his consideration.
"I made a quick and emotional decision based on some of the wrong reasons," Blakeney said. "I really loved my visit and everything about Louisville and I am still strongly considering them.
"I will see where things are at with the other schools because I have not talked with any one since I committed. I will release a list of schools in a few days."
Blakeney is rated the third-best shooting guard and the 15th-best collegiate prospect of the 2015 class by 247Sports. Before committing to Louisville he was said to be considering Florida State, Kentucky, Louisiana State, Missouri, Oregon and USC, according to Rankin. Kentucky and LSU could have the highest chance of landing Blakeney, according to Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.
The Orlando, Fla., product led one of the best 2015 recruiting classes in the country at Louisville, which included 6-foot-7 forward Deng Adel, and 6-2 guard Donovan Mitchell.
- Will Green