University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino and his staff spent the weekend all over the country watching top prospects.
The Cardinals are not only looking for three prospects in the Class of 2015, but are also getting a jump on the Class of 2016.
And a top target in the '16 class has emerged.
Pitino spent time watching Fort Wayne, Ind., Homestead center Caleb Swanigan, a 6-foot-9 five-star center in the Class of 2016.
Several times Pitino watched Swanigan along with assistant coaches Kenny Johnson and Mike Balado with Scout.com national analyst Evan Daniels reporting the Cards went "three deep" during the game to watch Swanigan.
In his evaluation of Swanigan from Sunday, Daniels said: "All the tools are there for Swanigan to be an elite level center. At 6-foot-9, 260-pounds, Swanigan is a big, strong post player with quite a bit of skill and mobility for his size. He maneuvers well on the block and score in a variety of ways. He has a terrific set of hands, nice touch inside and is also a talented passer.
In a game Pitino watched on Sunday, Swanigan had 20 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and three steals. He was 11 of 16 from the free-throw line in 31 minutes of the 75-60 win.
Swanigan is ranked as the No. 13 player in the '16 class by Scout.com and the No. 2 center. He already has offers from Indiana, Michigan State, Illinois, Georgetown, Tennessee and others.
He averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots as a sophomore.
Cardinal Authority will have more on the Swanigan recruitment during the week.