Pitino turns up heat on Andrew White

Louisville has turned up the heat on Andrew White. The Cardinals have limited scholarships for next year. White told InsideTheVille.com that he now will visit UofL this weekend, and hopes to make a decision, "as soon as possible."

Louisville has turned up the heat on Andrew White, a 6'6 guard from Charlottesville, Va.

Rick Pitino and assistant Kevin Keatts paid a visit to White, a Top 60 2012 prospect, last week, and White told InsideTheVille.com Tuesday that Pitino saw him again at his school.

The increased attention has led to a change in White's visit schedule. Originally scheduled to visit Texas this weekend, White instead will visit Louisville, which has limited scholarships available for next season and four-star 2012 guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera slated to make an official visit next week.

"I wanted to make sure I got to Louisville as soon as possible just because they're tight on scholarships," White told InsideTheVille.com Tuesday evening. "Coach Keatts has been recruiting me real hard. Coach Pitino and Coach Keatts were up last week and then Coach Pitino came to school today to visit. They've just been recruiting me hard.

"They broke down some film and I see how I would fit into the system and it looks good. They have a need for my position. So I'm going to go on campus and watch them workout in practice and feel it out for myself. Coach Pitino is a high level coach and I think he could develop a player like me."

White still could visit Texas on October 21, but the talented prospect appears to be entering ‘decision mode' heading into his visit to Louisville. White has already made official visits to Kansas and West Virginia.

"Not making any promises but I'm trying to make a smart decision as soon as possible," White said. "That's not saying Louisville specifically. I'm running out of time to pick a school. Now I have to put a lot more time into it and make the right decision. I'm going to go up there this weekend with an open mind. I don't plan to commit right away, but Louisville is definitely tight on scholarships so I would have to make a move quickly if I (want to go there)."

White's official visits to Kansas and West Virginia have provided him a basis to compare Louisville this weekend.

"It was a good experience," White said of his first two visits. "Those are schools where I also think I could develop. Now that I know what the official visit process is and what to look for I can compare to see what's what. So it was a good experience and I'm looking forward to my next one."


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