Chris Mack’s 2021 recruiting class got a little smaller on Sunday afternoon.
Bryce Hopkins, Louisville’s highest ranked commit has decided to reopen his recruitment.
“I opened up my recruitment because there were a lot of uncertainties on what is going on with the sanctions,” Hopkins told 247Sports. “They also keep appealing (the sanctions) which is only making it harder on me.”
The four-star, 6-foot-7, forward was Louisville’s first commitment from the 2021 class. Hopkins gave Chris Mack a verbal commitment in November following a visit to the KFC Yum! Center.
At the time of his commitment, Hopkins was being heavily pursued by Illinois, Indiana, Xavier, Wisconsin, Iowa, among others.
The Chicago native is ranked as the 33rd best player in the 2021 class, which means now that he’s back on the market, I’m sure he’ll hear from some big time programs.
This stings. There’s no way around. With that said, it’s certainly not surprising.<