Shortly after announcing that he had decided to reopen his recruiting, five star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney made it clear that despite his de-commitment from Louisville, he was still very high on the Cardinal program.
Unfortunately for Blakeney, it doesn’t appear that the feeling is mutual. Jody Demling of Cardinal Authority was the first to report that Rick Pitino and his staff will no longer pursue the five star prospect.
Per sources, Louisville has cut all ties with Antonio Blakeney. The Cardinals are no longer recruiting the former commitment.
— Jody Demling (@jdemling) September 17, 2014
Blakeney was committed to Louisville for just 11 days before backing out. The Florida native was one of Rick Pitino’s top targets in the 2015 class for well over a year. He gave Pitino a verbal commitment three days after taking an official visit to the UofL campus.
Kentucky, Oregon, LSU and Missouri are reportedly the four schools that Blakeney will now consider.