Louisville latest to offer 2015 5-star

The recruiting process has been taking off for Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman center Chase Jeter during the recent months. On Friday, Louisville became the latest to offer the five-star prospect. Cardinal Authority has the latest...

Louisville is the latest to offer a scholarship to Chase Jeter, a five-star prospect rated as the No. 6 center in the class of 2015. The 6-foot-9, 215-pound front court presence now has an even 20 extended offers.

"We are very happy about it," Chase's father, Chris Jeter told Cardinal Authority. "Coach [Wyking] Jones and Chase have built a relationship over the last six months.

Last week, the Louisville assistant made the trip west to see the Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman target practice and offered before leaving the gym.

"He came out and watched him work out on Friday and was very impressed with his development, and his body," the elder Jeter said. "He could tell that he's getting stronger. He offered him Friday after practice."

In addition to Louisville, Jeter also holds offers from Arizona, Duke, Missouri, North Carolina, UCLA, UNLV and others.

"It's picking up for Chase," Jeter said. "We enjoy it of course. Chase has some really big time schools after him right now. He's taking it slow and hopefully make a decision by the end of his senior year, if not during his senior year."

Chase is the son of a former UNLV Runnin' Rebel . Chris played for Jerry Tarkanian from 1987-91, helping the Rebels win the 1990 NCAA title. Having been around basketball his entire life, the father is familiar with the successes of the Cardinals head coach.

"Coach Pitino is a real good dude. He's a great coach and a great motivator and a great mentor to the kids. There's nothing negative to say about him.

Unofficial visits are planned for UCLA, Arizona and Oregon in the coming weeks, with many more trips to others to come throughout the recruiting process.

With offers from across the country, there isn't a concern about leaving the west as a potential destination.

"This is a decision that Chase has to make. Me and his mom will be supportive and we'll guide him in the right direction. As for playing at a school on the east coast, we are fine with that."

It's also process that is still in its infancy.

"It's still wide open. It's very wide open right now. I just tell him to take his time. That way no mistakes are made and you can enjoy the recruiting process."

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