Shortly after Akoy Agau finished up his visit with Louisville, rumors swirled that he had committed.
However, when Rivals.com reached the 6-foot-9 power forward from Omaha (Neb.) Central on Monday, he denied that he had committed.
The No. 83 player in the land also pointed out that he still had an in-home visit scheduled with Rick Pitino and the Cardinals for Wednesday night.
As it turns out, the four-star power forward was probably giving us all a hint of what might happen. Because, shortly after completing a visit with Pitino and his staff at his Omaha home, Agau gave a verbal commitment to the Cardinals.
The decision was confirmed by his longtime summer coach Scott Hammer who spoke with Huskeronline.com Wednesday night and said that Agau acted on something he'd been feeling since returning home from Louisville on Sunday.
"I think it just felt right," Hammer told Robin Washut of Huskeronline. "I think it was just he had the visit, he had the in-home, and he felt extremely comfortable. I don't think it was a matter of timing or anything. Like I said, he had that gut feeling and just decided it was time. That was where he wanted to go."
There's certainly plenty to like about Agau. He has great hands, is among the premier interior passers in the class of 2013, has a body that will be sculpted in a college weight room and he's an overall intelligent player.
When Agau establishes himself down low first by scoring easy buckets, he then gains confidence and can face up and make some pick and pop jumpers. For the next level, he'll need to focus on being a little quicker on the interior and rebounding more out of his area.
With the four-star Agau on the board, Louisville should make a major move in the new 2013 team rankings when they are updated on Thursday. Along with the Nebraska big man, high end junior college four-star point guard Chris Jones and two more high school four-stars in guards Anton Gill and Terry Rozier are on board.