The 6-10, 210-pound senior forward from Central Park Christian (Ala.) committed to Rick Pitino and the Cardinals shortly after returning home from his visit.
``I called Coach Pitino a little while ago and committed to Louisville tonight," Huffman said Sunday night. "I think Louisville is the best for me out of all the other schools I considered. I like their style of play and I think Coach Pitino will really help me develop my skills."
"I'm excited and relieved to finally have made my decision," Huffman added. "Coach Pitino thought I was just calling and he sounded kind of shocked when I told him I was coming. He said he was glad about my decision and that he'll sleep a lot better tonight.
Huffman, who will need to increase his toughness, was looking for somewhere that could help develop his skills and also a place where he could step in and play. There's no question that he'll get better at Louisville; however, playing time will be at a premium, especially with the talent Pitino is bringing to the program in the Class of 2005.
"I'm looking for a school I can come in and play early," Huffman explained. "I also want to find a good coach that can help me improve my weaknesses who also has a good conditioning and training program that can help me get stronger." "I feel pretty good about Louisville and I think I can come in and help make the team better," Huffman continued.