The University of Louisville released the Notice of Allegations into violations within the men's basketball program on Thursday afternoon. The NCAA says it has found four violations in Rick Pitino's program.
The first question on some folks minds has been, 'What does this news do to recruiting?"
The answer is simple - nothing.
Cardinal Authority has this week talked with the parents of all three commitments to the Cardinals in the Class of 2017 and none of the prospects are wavering on their commitment. The trio will sign with U of L next month.
"If anything it makes us more committed," Eric Perry, the father of Marietta, Ga., Wheeler point guard Darius Perry said. "They were so honest with us about it. We knew everything they said in the news conferences. There were no surprised.
"I knew this about him before that, but that should tell you something about coach Pitino and how truthful he has been."
The elder Perry said Pitino has been "totally up front with us."
Fort Wayne, Ind., Snider big man Malik Williams was the first commitment in the class and his mother - Natasha Gibson - said she is "just glad this day is over," noting the program can now move on.
"We were going to sign no matter what," she said. "But I'm glad it's over. We are fully committed to Coach P."
The third commitment - Vermont Academy forward Jordan Nwora - made his official visit to U of L last week and made his commitment to the Cardinals on Wednesday. His father, Alex, also said the staff was honest about the investigation.
"They told us everything that we needed to know," the father said. "Coach Pitino was very honest."
U of L still has room for one more prospect in the '17 class. Norcross, Ga., forward Lance Thomas will arrive for his official visit on Friday morning. Williams and Perry will be in town on Friday and Saturday for unofficial visits.