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ESPN ranks Chris Mack’s first Louisville recruiting class No. 4 in the nation

The four letter network has Samuell Williamson as a five-star recruit.

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ESPN updated its recruiting rankings for the basketball class of 2019 on Monday, and four Louisville signees make appearances in the top 100.

Samuell Williamson (5-star): No. 23

Aidan Igiehon (4-star): No. 48

David Johnson (4-star): No. 74

Josh Nickelberry (4-star): No. 81

Fellow signees Jaelyn Withers and Quinn Slazinski did not make the top 100.

Overall, ESPN ranks Louisville’s 2019 class as the 4th-best in the country, one spot ahead of Kentucky’s (current) contingent.

I see you, DePaul. We all see you.

Duke got a boost yesterday with the commitment of 4-star Cassius Stanley (ESPN’s No. 29 player), and there are still a handful of other top recruits with decisions to make. Even so, it seems more likely than not that Chris Mack’s first class at U of L is going to wind up with a top five ranking from at least one major scouting service. That’s fairly remarkable.