Something about this morning's CJ story about Zach Price moving to Louisville just doesn't feel on the up and up. So, a 6-10 kid is shopping around in the city for a high school at which he can play his senior year. He's committed to U of L, he says, so wants to be close so he can "go to campus and watch games firsthand every weekend." (Aren't tickets to the new arena going to be difficult to come by?)
So, is he coming with his parents? Is he coming by himself? He says he's coming with his best friend, "U of L target Jakarr Sampson on Monday for a four-day visit." So who's paying for all of this? Is somebody offering his family a job or two? Just how in the hell can something like this happen on the up and up?
And believe me, I raise all these questions as a fan, a life-long fan, of U of L athletics. Honestly though, this kind of thing raises a lot of questions. Maybe everything's on the up and up, the family is free to move and seek jobs even at a time of high unemployment. Maybe I'm just being a fuddy-duddy for even questioning the kid's intent. It's just that the story raises a lot more questions than it provides answers. At least for this old man.