James Blackmon Jr. plans to announce his college choice on October 22nd.
Blackmon told Rivals.com’s Corey Albertson that while the date isn’t final, it seems to be the current plan.
James Blackmon Jr. on potential October 22nd decision date – "I haven't finalized it yet, but probably." #BBN
— Corey Albertson (@Corey_Rivals513) October 9, 2013
Blackmon officially visited Michigan on September 28th and is slated to take an official visit to Kentucky on October 18th for Big Blue Madness. He also took unofficial visits to Michigan, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State and Indiana. Blackmon originally committed to Indiana before his freshman year of high school.
Blackmon’s final list of schools includes Michigan, Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana and Michigan State. Kentucky and Michigan are thought to be the front runners in Blackmon’s recruitment. 92% of 247Sports Crystal Ball picks are for Kentucky with 5% for the Wolverines. Blackmon’s father played basketball at Kentucky.
Blackmon is one of two players with a Michigan offer in the class of 2014. Devin Booker is also considering Michigan, Kentucky, Missouri and Michigan State and is expected announce his college decision sometime after his final official visit to Missouri on October 18th. Michigan has commmitments from Kameron Chatman, Ricky Doyle, DJ Wilson and Austin Hatch in the class.