The Ryan Taylor story continues to grow more and more interesting as it was reported on Monday that the former Western High star would be visiting Kansas this weekend, and also Missouri at some point. Taylor, who has consistently expressed his desire to be a Cardinal, reportedly spoke with Richard Pitino on Monday about his relationship with Louisville.
``He still loves Louisville, but I don’t know if they have a scholarship now," his uncle Paul Handley said.
Then of course there's the issue of Taylor's academics. He took the ACT again last weekend, and if he receives a qualifying score will be eligible to play next season. If he doesn't, he likely heads to a prep school.
It's an interesting conundrum because you'd obviously hate to see a talented kid who wants to be in your program end up at Kansas or Indiana, but Louisville already has 18 players on its roster for next season, has taken a scholarship away from one of its best players, and, if Taylor doesn't qualify this year, is only looking to take one or two players in next year's class.
I'd hate to see the kid get away, but right now it just doesn't look like there's a scenario that will end up in him wearing a Louisville jersey either this year or next.
It's also being reported by a couple of outlets that Rodney Purvis either has already visited Missouri, or will visit at some point this week (Update: He visited yesterday).
*Fists clenched, eyes to the sky* FFFUUULLLLLEEEEERRRRR
Check out the front and back covers of this year's football media guide.
Philpott and Chi-Daddy in one frame is a recipe for amazing.
Have to love this tweet from Preston Pace yesterday:
Been up grindin since 5am on the track after that few minutes of rest then the weight room. Louisville Cardinals are not normal people..
There's an...interesting...story about Kyrie Irving floating around.
Maybe both Dan Gilbert and LeBron's comments about karma were spot on.
Louisville offered a scholarship to Hilliard (Fla.) athlete Marcus Allen yesterday. According to Rivals' Keith Niebuhr, Allen is the 66th Floridian from of the class of 2012 to receive an offer from Charlie Strong.
Rick Pitino spoke with N.C. forward T.J. Warren yesterday. Warren is widely regarded as one of the top wings in the class of 2012.
Louisville should probably eat less.
The football freshmen were assigned their jersey numbers yesterday. Here's what they ended up with:
3 Charles Gaines 5-11 176 CB FR Miami, Fla. (Central)
5 Teddy Bridgewater 6-3 192 QB FR Miami, Fla. (Northwestern)
9 DeVante Parker 6-3 196 WR FR Louisville, Ky. (Ballard)
15 Andrew Johnson 5-9 174 CB FR Miami, Fla. (Southridge)
19 Terrell Floyd 5-10 170 CB FR Port Pierce, Fla. (Port St. Lucie)
19 Joe Castaneda 5-10 186 DB FR Covington, Ky. (Covington Catholic)
21 Brandon Golson 6-2 223 LB FR St. Matthews, S.C. (Fork Union)
25 Calvin Pryor 6-2 200 S FR Port St. Joe, Fla. (Port St. Joe)
27 Jermaine Reve 6-0 180 S FR Miami, Fla. (Northwest)
39 Chris Zelli 5-11 201 LB FR Jeffersonville, Ind. (Jeffersonville)
42 Jalen Harrington 6-2 205 LB FR Fern Creek, Ky. (Fern Creek)
45 John Wallace 6-0 180 P/K FR Cecilia, Ky. (Central Hardin)
48 Deiontrez Mount 6-5 219 DE FR Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (Fort Walton Beach)
65 Dylan Kupper 6-5 265 OL FR Louisville, Ky. (Trinity)
70 John Miller 6-2 304 OL FR Miami, Fla. (Central)
74 Ryan Mack 6-5 316 OL FR Memphis, Tenn. (Wooddale)
76 Chase Petersen 6-4 291 OL FR Bentonville, Ark. (Bentonville)
78 Aaron Epps 6-7 250 OT FR Tucker, Ga. (Tucker)
83 Jerrell Moore 5-10 169 WR FR Fern Creek, Ky. (Fern Creek)
90 B.J. Dubose 6-5 238 DE FR Oakland Park, Fla. (Northeast)
94 Lorenzo Mauldin 6-4 225 DE FR Atlanta, Ga. (Maynard Jackson)
96 Jamon Brown 6-6 327 DT FR Fern Creek, Ky. (Fern Creek)
Don't mind that extra weight on your back, Andrew Johnson.
Peyton Siva missed the first day of the Chris Paul Elite Camp due to airline troubles (FFFUUULLLLLEEERRRR), but he ended up arriving safely and participated for the rest of the camp, which wrapped yesterday.
I used to always say Peter Gammons would be the greatest grandpa ever.