Pryor close to committing?

Calvin Pryor, a three-star safety from Port St. Joe, Fla., had a "great" official visit to Louisville this weekend. Though Pryor didn't commit to the Cardinals during his visit, he appears to be leaning in that direction. Is Pryor closing in on a commitment to Louisville?

Calvin Pryor, a three-star safety prospect from Port St. Joe, Fla., had a 'great' official visit to Louisville this weekend. And while Pryor didn't commit to Charlie Strong's Cardinals during his visit, the 6'2, 200-pound Pryor could be close to doing so.

Pryor, who told before his visit that Louisville was his leader over Florida State and Maryland, will return home Sunday to discuss the visit - and a possible commitment – with his father.

"The visit just boosted them up even higher," Pryor told Sunday afternoon. "I'm getting closer to a commitment every second. I just want to go home, think about it and soak it all in with my dad and make a decision from there."

A decision could come quickly from Pryor once he returns home from Louisville.

"Tonight I might just get home, rest and me and my dad will talk a little bit about it," Pryor said. "Then we'll go from there."

Pryor was Louisville's only official visitor this weekend and received royal treatment from the Cardinals.

"It was great, I enjoyed every second of it," Pryor said of his visit to Louisville. "I loved the city, the coaching staff – they have a great connection with each other. Everything about the visit was great. I got to spend some time with the players, and they showed me around."

Sophomore tight end Stephon Ball showed Pryor around the Louisville campus. Pryor also said he received a good 'vibe' from the Louisville players. "When I got up there it felt like home," Pryor said. "I really didn't want to leave, but I had a great time, though. Louisville is a place I could see myself spending the next four or five years."

Pryor said that Strong's staff also let him know how much he's needed at UofL.

"They said they want me up there and they need me up there," said Pryor. "All the coaches were telling me that they need players like me to go up there so they can start rebuilding the program. That's what I'm doing a lot of thinking about. It would be so great to be a part of Coach Strong and this new era and come help Louisville rebuild."

What does Pryor like about Strong? "He's a straight up guy, he doesn't just tell me what I want to hear," Pryor said. "He already let me know how it's going to be when I get up there."

Saturday, Pryor attended Louisville's 23-13 win over EKU and came away impressed with his experience at PJCS.

"I enjoyed the game," Pryor said. "It was awesome. The fans were great, them running out of the smoke. I could see myself running out in that red, white and black as a Cardinal next year."

Though Pryor was the lone official visitor, he did get to meet several Louisville commits at Saturday's game.

"It wasn't like I was the only recruit up there," Pryor said. "I met a lot of the commits that were at the game on Saturday. So I really enjoyed talking to them about why they chose to play at Louisville next year. They said they'll have a chance to play early and they just think the world of Coach Strong. They want to help him rebuild the program."

Though Pryor has an official visit scheduled to Maryland Oct. 2-3, it's not a certainty that he'll visit the Terrapins. "If I make a decision before then I'm thinking if I should go or not because once I commit I want to be 100 percent committed and I don't want to go looking for anything else," Pryor said.

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