STAR junior Nick Blakey has chosen Sydney as his preferred destination at the end of this year, with the Swans winning out over North Melbourne and Brisbane.
Blakey, the son of former Fitzroy and North star John, could have joined the Lions or Roos as a father-son pick at this year's draft.
But he is also eligible to join the Swans as an Academy player, a choice AFL.com.au has confirmed he made last week when he informed clubs of his decision to go with the red and white.
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John Blakey has been a long-time assistant coach with the Swans and his talented son is an avid Swans fan, having become close to a number of the young Sydney players in recent years.
The Swans were always clear favourites over the Roos and the Lions to nab the 196cm forward, who has kicked 12 goals in two games so far in the under-18 Academy series. He was rested from last week's match against the Northern Territory.
The 18-year-old sees himself as a midfielder in the future and has wowed recruiters with his excellent left-foot disposal.
The Roos can now focus on another father-son prospect who has to choose between three clubs, with premiership player Robert Scott's son Bailey eligible to join North and Geelong.
But he is also tied to Gold Coast through its Academy, and on the weekend had 22 disposals and kicked a goal for the Suns. Scott is a hard-working midfielder with neat skills.