It seemed like it was just a matter of time before one of the nation's best guards Rodney Purvis opened his recruitment back up. On Monday morning Purvis made it official that he is no longer committed to Louisville.
The Cardinals, however, are still very much in play for Purvis.
"Louisville is still on the top of his list," said Purvis' travel team coach Tony Edwards of CP3. "Rodney and his family want to give the Louisville staff a chance to redevelop a relationship similar to the relationship he had with the former staff. They just want Rodney to be fair to the school and fair to himself."
The key development in Purvis opening his recruitment was the departure of Coach Tim Fuller from the Louisville staff to join the new staff at Missouri. Fuller was the point man in Louisville's recruitment of Purvis.
Now most every school in the country will aggressively pursue Purvis, a 6-foot-3 combo guard from Raleigh (N.C.) Upper Room Christian Academy.
"It's been a Who's Who of college basketball calling this morning," said Edwards. "The family just wants to take their time and see how everyone recruits him and how they develop a relationship. They are a close knit family and the relationship component is the most important. It's not necessarily about staying close to home. It's about being comfortable with the relationship with the coaches."
Formerly of the 2013 class, Purvis is vying for a spot in the top 10 of the 2012 Rivals150.