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Top-50 guard Courtney Ramey updates recruitment

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WHEELING, W. Va. – A top guard prospect available this winter, Courtney Ramey was not expected to be in this position. Thanks to the FBI sting that hit the college realm in September, the top-50 guard backed off of his initial commitment to Louisville. Since then, Ramey has taken two official visits and has two others scheduled for next month.

Back on the floor after suffering a broken wrist in the fall, Ramey discussed the final kick-off to his high school playing career.

“We are just getting better as a team and closer as a team,” he said. “I am just getting better and better each game and getting more aggressive and really just believing in myself.”

Having taken official visits to Oklahoma State and Texas in December, Ramey recapped his tours of the Big 12 programs and previewed the two upcoming to Villanova and UCLA for next month.

IN HIS OWN WORDS

Oklahoma State: “It was a great visit. They showed me a lot love. It was like a family atmosphere there. They showed me a lot of their facilities and what all they are doing there.”

Texas: “It was a great visit. They showed me a lot about the basketball program and the facilities. I got to watch them play a great game against Kansas. They want me and Matt Coleman to play on the floor together so I just have to visualize it and see it. I think it is a perfect fit, too, because we are two pass-first point guards that can score.”

Villanova: “I just want to know about the program. I want to see the facilities and how they practice and how they get on their players; I just want to see the fan support.”

UCLA: “Who wouldn’t want to go to UCLA? It is a point guards dream. It was a great honor for me when they offered me and it is just a great opportunity.”

WHAT'S NEXT?

Having already visited Oklahoma State and Texas, Ramey will take an official visit to Villanova on Feb. 10 and then finish things up a week later by visiting UCLA on Feb. 16. Having one more official visit available, Ramey recalled where things stand.

“I don’t know what I am going to do yet,” he said before referring to the four schools in contention. “Mizzou, Clemson, Ohio State and Louisville.”

RIVALS' REACTION

After committing to Louisville early in the college recruiting process, Ramey seems intent on seeing all of the schools that he has planned visits to before coming to a final decision. While Missouri, Louisville, Ohio State or Clemson may not receive an official visit, they do remain squarely in the picture. Expect for, at the earliest, a March commitment, as anyone of the schools in the mix will immediately attain a tremendous playmaker and defender that brings consistent energy to the floor.