Those who follow Louisville basketball recruiting are familiar with the name Courtney Ramey. The former Louisville pledge has had an interesting recruitment, to say the least.
Ramey committed to Louisville in February of 2017, but reopened his recruitment shortly after Rick Pitino was fired. While serving as the interim coach David Padgett continued to recruit Ramey, but it didn’t appear the Cards were a serious contender.
Over the past two weeks is when Ramey’s recruitment appeared to become a roller-coaster-ride.
Shortly after Chris Mack was hired, Ramey’s family stated that they’d not heard from the new Louisville staff. In early April released a list of the ten schools he was still considering. Despite previously saying they’d not heard from Louisville, the Cards were featured in the list of ten schools. Five days later Chris Mack had a press conference to introduce his staff and stated that they were not recruiting Ramey.
Over the past week it started to seem as if Chris Mack wouldn’t sign a freshman in his season at Louisville. However, On Monday afternoon the story of Ramey and Louisville took another unexpected turn.
Evan Daniels of 247Sports reported that Louisville will be in for an in-home visit with the Ramey family on Wednesday.
Courtney Ramey is hosting Texas’ staff for an in-home visit today, per a source. Missouri will be in tomorrow & Louisville on Wednesday.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) April 16, 2018
Jody Demling of Cardinal Authority says that Chris Mack’s entire staff will be in for the visit.
STORY: Louisville back in the Courtney Ramey sweepstakes. Chris Mack and his entire staff will visit the four-star PG on Wednesday in St. Louis. https://t.co/Dl0NmsCqWz
— Jody Demling (@jdemling) April 16, 2018
Ramey’s list of ten from earlier this month included Illinois, Oregon, Ohio State, Missouri, SMU, Louisville, Oklahoma State, Minnesota, South Carolina, and Texas.
I’d say Missouri and Texas are Louisville’s biggest threat when it comes to Ramey.
The Missouri native is rated as a four-star prospect and is considered to be one of the top ten points guards in the country. Ramey is the 3rd highest rated recruit in the 2018 class that has yet to decide on a school.
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