In the wake of the ongoing FBI investigation, there was an exodus from the Louisville Cardinals program. AD Tom Jurich and head coach Rick Pitino are gone, and the Cards also lost two of their most prized recruits for 2018.
Anfernee Simons and Courtney Ramey both decommitted last week. The two Top 40 2018 recruits are expected to be highly sought after again, and one Big East team is back in the race for the latter. That’s the Marquette Golden Eagles. The Golden Eagles, along with a slew of others, restated their offer to the St. Louis guard on Monday. Corey Evans of Rivals.com reported as much.
Texas, Illinois, Ohio St, Mizzou, Arkansas, Marquette, Purdue, Clemson, Wake, Cinci & Tex A&M have reiterated their offer for Courtney Ramey— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) October 3, 2017
To that point, MU is not wasting any time in seeing what he has to offer. They, along with the Ohio State Buckeyes are in to see him on Tuesday. This was also reported by Evans.
Marquette & Ohio State are in today for top-50 2018 Webster Groves guard Courtney Ramey @Kevin_Noon https://t.co/LbYqIIPlEc— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) October 3, 2017
With Joey Hauser (Stevens Point, WI) already aboard in 2018, adding a player of Ramey’s caliber would be a hell of a coup for Wojo and his staff. Ramey is one of the best players in the 2018 class, as evident by his standing amongst them. He ranks 37th nationally per 247Sports Composite and is the ninth-best point guard in the country. What’s more, he’s the best player that the state of Missouri currently has to offer.
It’s likely though that if Wojo and Co. want him at MU, they’ll have to go through the Missouri Tigers first. Cuonzo Martin, who’s done a masterful job of recruiting down there in his first few months of the job, went all in on Ramey on Monday. He brought his whole staff to see him, per his father by way of Evan Daniels of Scout.com.
Cuonzo Martin took his full staff to see five-star guard Courtney Ramey today, according to his father.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) October 3, 2017
Mizzou is thought to be the favorite right now for Ramey, but things can change of course. In any event, the Marquette staff doesn’t seem to be playing around right now. We’ll see if it pays off for them.