Are the signs pointing to Anthony Bennett becoming a Kentucky Wildcat?

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Mar 24, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All American forward Anthony Bennett (22) poses during a photo shoot for the 35th McDonalds High School All American Game to be held at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

As we recall, the disappointment of losing Shabazz Muhammad was just barely minutes old when Jeff Drummon tweeted that Kentucky may be on the verge of getting a commitment from Anthony Bennett, the top ranked power forward in the 2012 class. And it appears that things are falling into place less than 48 hours after Drummond set the BBN into a frenzy.

Most pundits seem to think that Bennett’s leaders are Kentucky and Florida. That theory seemed to hold water when Florida announced that Walter Pitchford would be transferring, which opened up a scholarship spot for Bennett on the Gators. Well last night, Florida got a commitment from 6’6 guard DeVon Walker, which means that for the moment, Florida is back at the limit of 13 scholarships.  Granted, you make room on your roster for a top 10 player like Bennett, and Florida could probably clear a spot if Bennett commtted, but the fact that the open scholarship was available less than 24 hours seems to indicate Donovan knows Bennett will not be a Gator.  And of course, it will be even sweeter if Kentucky can take a recruit from Florida. Keep in mind, that Donovan will more than likely turn up the recruiting heat on Bennett if Bradley Beal heads to the NBA. If Donovan knows Beal is gone, Taking Walker was a no-brainer and a spot would open up when Beal departs.

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