Louisville already has three verbal commitments in the Class of 2011 from Wayne Blackshear, Chane Behanan and Zach Price. The Cardinals are also in hot pursuit of Quincy Miller, Deuce Bello, Kedren Johnson, and Rodney Hood.
Monday, Pitino dispatched an assistant to Huntington Prep in West Virginia to check in on Jeremiah Davis, a 6'3 point guard from Muncie, In. Davis, a three-star prospect, is rated the No. 41 guard prospect by Scout.com in the nation.
"Louisville came in Monday and I think Pitino is coming down soon," Davis said. "They're talking about coming down to see the campus and getting Pitino in here and going from there."
Davis said he doesn't have a visit scheduled for Louisville at this point, but "probably will soon."
"Louisville is a great school," said Davis. "They've got big-time players coming through there and they got a great coach."
Why is Louisville interested in Davis? "They like that I work hard, bring it every game and I'm a leader on the court," Davis said.
Davis, who averaged 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and two steals last season, led Muncie Central to the Class 4A Sectional title. He transferred to the Huntington prep school for his final season to help him graduate and prepare academically for college.
Davis, who claims more than a dozen scholarship offers, said two new schools, Baylor and Oregon State, have been in to see him during the September open period. Davis doesn't claim any favorites and remains open with his recruitment.
Louisville signed two players from Huntington last year, forward Justin Coleman and center Gorgui Dieng. Coleman didn't qualify and enrolled at Marshall University, while Dieng awaits clearance from the NCAA Clearinghouse.