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Louisville back in the mix for Courtney Ramey

Well ... all right then.

Basketball: Spalding Hoophall Classic Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Courtney Ramey is making a case for one of the most up and down recruitments in U of L sports history, which is saying something.

First, Ramey committed to Louisville on Feb. 3, 2017. He then decommitted once the FBI stuff broke last fall, but stayed open to re-committing at some point if it appeared the storm was going to clear. On the day Chris Mack was hired, Ramey’s father told the Courier Journal that his son had not been contacted by the new staff, but Ramey still included U of L in his list of final 10 schools. Mack and new assistant Dino Gaudio then both mentioned Ramey by name during press conferences/interviews, and said they could do so because the staff was not recruiting Ramey at that time.

It certainly appears as though they are now.

Apparently, and this is news to me, coaches are free to discuss recruits by name as much as they want so long as they aren’t recruiting the player at that time. That seems like a massive loophole to me, but whatever, nothing the NCAA does makes any sense so I’m good with it.

Ramey is a player, and he’s a guy who could come in and give Louisville an immediate boost in the backcourt. The top-ranked class of 2018 point guard still on the market, Ramey is also being heavily pursued by Texas and Missouri, among others. He had previously been viewed by many to be a Villanova lean.