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The noise to signal ratio had been loud for a pending commitment. It will be official later on friday afternoon sources close to Cheek and St. Anthony's are reporting as well as North Jersey reporter, Adam Zagoria.

Dom Cheek dons a Villanova hat

Update: Sports Illustrated is now calling it.

Dick Weiss- Cheek Chooses 'Nova

Dominic Cheek from St. Anthony's HS in Jersey City has given a Verbal Commitment to Jay Wright and the Villanova Basketball program.

The 6'6" Shooting Guard is ranked #11 in the Class of 2009 by ESPN, #15 by Scout, and #16 by Rivals.

Cheek was a part of Coach Bob Hurley's #1 ranked High School team last season and was a member of the 2008 U18 US National Team that played in Argentina with Maalik Wayns.

Cheek is the fourth player from the Class of 2009 to give a verbal commitment to Jay Wright. He joins Maalik Wayns, Isaiah Armwood, and Mouphtaou Yarou which was the #3 ranked recruiting class in the nation before Cheek joined them behind North Carolina and Texas.

Villanova beat out Kansas in Cheek's Final List. Cheek also made official visits to Memphis, Pittsburgh, and Rutgers.

Currently, Villanova's Class of 2009 Recruits have the following rankings...

14. Mouphtaou Yarou
16. Dominic Cheek
25. Maalik Wayns
62. Isaiah Armwood

15. Dominic Cheek
26. Maalik Wayns
28. Mouphtaou Yarou
31. Isaiah Armwood

11. Dominic Cheek
22. Maalik Wayns
27. Mouphtaou Yarou
35. Isaiah Armwood

It's an exciting time to be a Wildcat fan!