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New Louisville coach Chris Mack has already reached out to Romeo Langford

Well, this is promising.

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In first first two hours on the job as Louisville basketball coach, Chris Mack has already extended (at least) five scholarship offers to some of the top players in the classes of 2018 and 2019.

Mack has also, according to a report from the Courier Journal’s Jeff Greer, reached out to New Albany superstar Romeo Langford.

Tim Langford’s cell phone buzzed with a text message Tuesday afternoon from a person of interest.

It was Chris Mack.

The new coach at Louisville reached out about Tim’s son Romeo, the 2018 five-star shooting guard from New Albany, Indiana who has not yet made a decision about where he’ll play college ball.

”He introduced himself and said if I had a chance to give him a call,” Tim Langford said. “I’ll discuss that with Romeo. I’m not going to make that decision. I can’t sit here and say yay or nay.”

Many considered Louisville to be the front-runner to land Langford’s services before the FBI probe into college basketball that led to Rick Pitino’s firing last October. The five-star talent who will play in the McDonald’s All-American Game Friday night has since narrowed his final list of schools to Indiana, Vanderbilt and Kansas.

It might be too late to make this happen, but you have to love that Mack wasted zero time in reaching out.

And if he did somehow land Romeo ...