The reaction to Quentin Snider's decommitment is pretty interesting in that national recruiting folks have labeled it as "expected," while both local media members and the U of L staff have come off as pretty blindsided.
There had been some rumblings around Derby time that Q had been thinking about looking around, but once the summer circuit began those all but disappeared. While Louisville fans thought the Ballard star was solid, Scott Snider, Quentin's father, says that his son has been torn over the past month or so with this decision. The reason behind the unrest and ultimately the decision to decommit, was the number of guards both committed to Louisville and on the current Cardinal roster.
So the major things we've learned in the short period of time since the decommitment are this:
--Snider's decommitment was based on there being "too many guards" at Louisville.
--He personally talked to both Rick Pitino and Kevin Keatts before making his decision public.
--According to Jody Demling, U of L does not plan on actively recruiting Snider anymore.
--Expect the Cardinal staff to go hard after another 2014 point guard, starting with a full-court press on Australian Dante Exum.
Here's more reaction and more of the story:
FYI as of 10 minutes ago, Snider had not talked with any other schools. He did call Rick Pitino himself and has also talked to Kevin Keatts.— Jody Demling (@jdemling) July 31, 2013
Wow, really surprised about Quentin Snider's decision to decommit from Louisville— Howie Lindsey (@howielindsey) July 31, 2013
Snider will be recruited at a high level. Top 30 player. And where does Louisville go? The Cardinals' first call is predictable.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDanielsFOX) July 31, 2013
Quentin Snider's dad says that his son has not spoken with any other schools so far and never has since he's been committed— Steve Jones (@SteveJones_CJ) July 31, 2013
Wishing my fam @QuentinSnider4 the best of luck wherever he decides to go..always gone be my bro no matter what!! #Fammmm— JaQuan Lyle (@JMamba5) July 31, 2013
Quentin Snider called Rick Pitino himself to tell him he would be reopening his recruitment.— Steve Jones (@SteveJones_CJ) July 31, 2013
FYI all the questions about Snider…after a few calls…I don't think Louisville will recruit Snider going forward.— Jody Demling (@jdemling) July 31, 2013
Bad news today, but we gone be gooooood #CardNationnnn 😜— JaQuan Lyle (@JMamba5) July 31, 2013
Trolling through Quentin Snider's mentions, 99% encouragement, 1% UK fans.— Mark Blankenbaker (@UofLSheriff50) July 31, 2013
Kudos on staying classy, y'all.