Has Matt Simms re-opened his recruitment?

Scout.com three-star quarterback Matt Simms of Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey, verbally committed to Louisville during the summer

Scout.com three-star quarterback Matt Simms verbally committed to the University of Louisville in August, but Bobby Petrino's decision to coach in the NFL has that decision in jeopardy.

"I'm not going to Louisville," Simms told the New Jersey Bergen Record on Monday. "As far as my recruiting goes, I'm pretty much back to square one."

While his recent comments make the Cardinal programs chances of signing the U.S. Army All-American seem bleak, InsideTheVille.com has learned that all may not be over.

According to our sources, Simms, who also considered Arizona State, Rutgers and South Florida, continues to have interest in becoming a Cardinal, but will take time to research his current options while the new U of L staff is put into place.

During a prior visit to U of L, Simms', along with his father and Louisville native Phil Simms, learned that Tulsa's Steve Kragthorpe would be the likely replacement should Bobby Petrino choose to leave. Sources have long indicated that both viewed the potential Kragthorpe hire as a good one.

Simms, led Don Bosco Prep to a state title this winter, completed over 65% of his pass attempts and has threw for more than 1,700 yards and 18 touchdowns on the season.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound quarterback has plans for an official visit with Louisville later this month.

Stay tuned to InsideTheVille.com for on this developing story.

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