The two class of 2018 prospects committed to Louisville before the revelation of a sprawling FBI investigation implicating the program decided this week to reopen their recruitments. Now another player in that class thought to be keen on joining the Cardinals is looking to spend his college career elsewhere. Romeo Langford reportedly has removed Louisville from his list of choices. “Due to the current allegations associated with the University of men’s basketball program, a family decision was made that Romeo Langford will no longer be considering U of L in his recruitment,” Langford’s father, Tim, told the Courier-Journal in a text message. Louisville is one of several schools implicated in an FBI investigation into corruption across college basketball. The school, while not explicitly named in the complaints released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District for New York this week, was allegedly involved in a scheme to funnel $100,000 to the family of a highly-regarded recruit. Multiple news reports have identified that recruit as Brian Bowen, a 6’7’’ forward from La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind., assessed a five-star rating in the class of 2017 who signed with Louisville in June. Bowen is believed to be the player university interim president Greg Postel said had been suspended indefinitely.
Louisiville Loses Third Highly-Rated Prospect After FBI Investigation Revelation
SI | Sep 29