Cards Lose Commitment From Purvis

Posted: May 2, 2011 by Bacon in Louisville Basketball, Outside the Ville
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While the weather outside in Louisville continues to be stormy, gloomy, and completely nasty out. Now the recruiting world of Rick Pitino is being described the exact same way. Louisville’s prize recruit of their 2012 class, point guard Rodney Purvis announced he has decommited to the Cards and reopened his recruitment.

The fear of this news has lingered through Cardinal nation just minutes after assistant coach Tim Fuller, a huge key in Purvis’s recruitment announced he would be leaving Louisville for Missouri and that fear came true this morning.

Dave Telep of ESPN broke the news on twitter around 11am today followed by an abundance of melon collie like tweets from Purvis himself ( @rpurvis_44 ).

 

Rodney Purvis
rpurvis_44Rodney Purvis

 “Worst day ever, heart is destroyed !”
 
This is just another big recruit who Louisville fans have got excited over after a junior season commitment, just to see that player change his mind. It is just another big time point guard recruit in an even longer line that Pitino has lost since being at Louisville going all the way back to Sebastian Telfair.
 
This recruiting news of course follows last weeks bad news in recruiting for Louisville after 2011 recruit Kevin Ware chose UCF over the Cards and others. Now Ware is saying he may still choose Louisville and has backed away from his choice of Central Florida but the way recruiting has gone for Louisville fans over the last couple years I don’t believe any Cards fan will be holding their breath on that decision going in favor of them. I wonder if Louisville and Pitino’s new staff was given a chance to convince Purvis to stay committed to the Cards after the departure of Tim Fuller?
 
As a Louisville fan myself this is a serious blow to the Cards future but I do hope Louisville fans don’t act like their UK counterparts in attacking the young man on the social networks.
 
Rodney Purvis
rpurvis_44Rodney Purvis

 “Alone ……..”
 
Well said Rodney Purvis. You speak for how all Cardinal nation now feels today.
 
Rodney Purvis
rpurvis_44Rodney Purvis

” Ima make this right watch ; ))))”
 
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