Louisville is thought to be in danger of losing its top 2012 recruits. Instead, on Tuesday Louisville did lose its other 2012 recruit Negus Webster-Chan.
According to Webster-Chan's high school coach Rob Fulford of Huntington (W.V.) Prep, Webster-Chan is now open to explore other options.
"After detailed conversations with his family, Negus Webster-Chan has decided to open up his recruitment," Fulford relayed to Rivals.com. "This was a very difficult decision for him to make. But, at this time, Negus and his family feel this is in his best interest.
"He will fully go through the recruiting process and take all five official visits next year. His timetable will probably be next spring, so he has time to make the right decision and coaching changes have been made at that point."
Webster-Chan is a 6-foot-6 wing with a nice blend of athleticism and skill. He runs with the talented CIA-Bounce squad.
Currently he is the No. 121 ranked prospect in the Rivals150.
Besides landing recruits in the 2012 class, Louisville will be busy convincing elite scoring guard Rodney Purvis that he should stick with the Cardinals despite the departure of key recruiting assistant Tim Fuller to Missouri.