Rozier plans to finalize decision soon

Terry Rozier, a standout 2012 point guard from Cleveland, OH., knows where he wants to go to college and could make a commitment as soon as this weekend. Rozier spoke with InsideTheVille.com Thursday about the possibility of ending his recruitment in the coming days.

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Terry Rozier knows where he wants to go to college.

Louisville coaches, as well as coaches from West Virginia and Cincinnati, are expected to attend an open gym Saturday in Shaker Heights, Ohio to see Rozier, who has an official visit scheduled to UofL on September 24.

Rozier tweeted Thursday night that he might commit this weekend. That tweet came after meeting with his family and high school coach to discuss the possibility of committing to Louisville, possibly as soon as this weekend.

"I think Coach Pitino and Richard Pitino are coming up Saturday," Rozier told InsideTheVille.com. "My coach was just here tonight and we were talking about the whole situation."

Though West Virginia and Cincinnati are solidly in the mix, Rozier is heavily leaning toward Pitino's Cards.

"I can't go wrong with my Top 3, which is Louisville, West Virginia and Cincinnati, but I think I want to go with my heart, which is Louisville," said Rozier. "So why not live out my dreams and go to the school that I want to? I'm going to wait until the right time. If I don't commit Saturday, I will commit by Wednesday after my home visits are over. It's going to be sometime this week."

Is Rozier's family and coach on the same page as the talented 6'1, 167-pound point guard?

"Everyone thinks it's a perfect decision for me," Rozier said. "Zach Price, my cousin, goes to school down there and it's a perfect fit for me."

Rozier spoke with Richard Pitino Monday about the possibility of committing to the Cardinals.

"He said he can't wait to see me on Saturday and why not bring my pen and commit then?" Rozier said. "And we laughed and joked about it. I told him Louisville was my No. 1 (choice) and that's where I'm going to go and he was just hyped about it and told me that I was going to love it there and be comfortable with the decision."

"Now I'm just waiting for the process to end," Rozier added.

Rick Pitino said on his website Thursday that landing a point guard in the 2012 recruiting class was "crucial" to his program.

"Richard also mentioned that they need a point guard to back up Peyton Siva and he might enter the draft after this year," Rozier said.

Before the open gym Saturday evening, Rozier will take the ACT. West Virginia will conduct an in-home visit Saturday, while Cleveland State (Monday) and Cincinnati (Wednesday) are scheduled to make in-homes next week. Besides his official visit to Louisville, Rozier has no other visits scheduled.


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