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It’s time to hop on the Gus Bus

Bring Gus Yalden to Louisville.

Gus Yalden Twitter

Longtime (and short-term too, I guess) fans of the site should have a pretty good handle on how I feel about recruiting. I recognize its significance and am fine with diving into a kid’s highlights once he commits or signs, but living and dying with every “prospect visits U of L, likes U of L, and could be a really good player” story just isn’t a lifestyle for me.

There are exceptions.

Exactly ten years ago this month, the Chicken Knowles Movement started. This was also the era of Bryce Cotton, DeMar Dorsey and a few other available players whose daily movements became must-track events around these parts.

We just may have ourselves a new Card Chronicle must-have recruit.

Gus Yalden, a four-star class of 2023 power forward from IMG Academy, received a scholarship offer from Chris Mack on Thursday morning. Here are five reasons why that should excite you:

1. His name is Gus

2. His Twitter handle is “@GusBus2023”

3. He looks immaculate in a Louisville uniform

4. He’s the No. 32 player in the 247 Sports composite rankings for the 2023 class

5. These highlights:

I mean my guy couldn’t look more like a younger Knocked Up-era Jason Segal out there on the court, which is precisely the image I want presented by my future power forward:

The return to glory for Louisville basketball begins with Gus Yalden.

Hop on the Gus Bus with me, everyone. The final stop is a national championship.