Mattingly is beginning to visit schools that are expressing an interest. He made his first on Tuesday with the hometown Cardinals.
"This visit was very good," he told Cardinal Authority. "I like the atmosphere at Louisville and the new coaching staff seems excited about what they are going to do in the future."
Bobby Petrino and his staff have made recruiting in-state prospects a priority and the message is getting across.
"The most impressive thing was that the coaches made sure that we knew that they really want to recruit the state of Kentucky."
Mattingly, who visited with a small group of in-state prospects, primarily visited with Garrick McGee, the Cardinals offensive coordinator.
"I mostly talked to the offensive coordinator Coach McGee," he said. "We didn't talk about any offer or anything like that, but he wanted to make sure we stay in contact with each other."
Mattingly finished among the state's leaders in passing yards as a junior, throwing for 3,152 yards and 27 touchdowns.
He'll continue making visits this weekend with a trip to Bowling Green, Ky.
"This Saturday I am going to WKU Junior Day and I'm going up to Illinois on March 8. And, hopefully Louisville again sometime soon."