Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 11/12/14

The University of Kentucky nabbed it’s third commitment in the 2014 class on Thursday. Moss Point (Miss.) shooting guard Devin Booker picked the Wildcats over offers from North Carolina, Duke, Michigan, Michigan State, Florida, Missouri and others. Booker is ranked a 4-star recruit by 247sports.com. The site also ranks him as the 10th best shooting guard in the class, and best player in the state of Mississippi. Right before Devin Booker was set to make his announcement at 4pm ET, Kentucky commit Tyler Ulis tweeted to his followers that today was a big day. After Booker picked the ‘Cats, he said we should have known it was going to be a packaged deal. I had heard about the deal when Ulis picked Kentucky, but I didn’t know it was still a factor. Both Booker and Ulis attended UK’s alumni charity game. After Booker’s visit for the alumni game, the Wildcats became the ultimate favorites in his recruitment. Many felt that Missouri had the upper hand with his father being a former player, and Booker talked a lot about the Tigers on his Twitter account. If not Missouri, perhaps one of the Michigan schools would get him. The Wolverines and Spartans have both been recruiting Booker since 9th grade, Kentucky coach John Calipari offered in the spring and now he’s a Wildcat. According to 247sports, Kentucky now has the No. 2 class in the nation behind North Carolina. With a commitment from James Blackmon Jr., Kentucky would return to it’s normal throne atop the recruiting rankings. The latest rumors have Blackmon Jr. heading back to Indiana instead of picking the ‘Cats. At least two major recruiting analysts have changed their predictions from Kentucky to Indiana, while ESPN’s Jeff Goodman continues to stick with Kentucky. If you remember, Goodman was one of the very few people that guessed Andrew Wiggins would pick Kansas. Blackmon Jr. is to decide Thursday night on ESPNU.

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