Bridges said U of L assistant coach Kenny Johnson has "really gotten to know me," since the beginning of his junior season at Huntington Prep.
"I like him a lot," Bridges said of Johnson. "He's a really good guy and we talk a lot. He's been doing a good job, and I like Louisville."
Bridges told Evan Daniels of Scout.com the five schools coming at him the hardest have been Iowa State, Kentucky, Michigan State, Michigan and North Carolina.
But he said U of L was "definitely in my top seven."
"When I was there the fans were great and the arena is amazing," Bridges said. "They play in a pro arena. It's really awesome."
The 6-foot-7 Bridges is the No. 7 ranked small forward in the class and came to U of L last winter for a game and unofficial visit.
Bridges, who ranks as the No. 27 overall prospects in the 2016 class, said he doesn’t have a timetable on making his college choice.