Fernley, Nev., High School offensive lineman Tyler Roemer has been in touch with the University of Louisville for a long time.
The Cardinals started recruiting him about a year ago and had the 6-foot-7, 290-pound lineman in town last summer for camp. Roemer, considered an under the radar prospect from rural Northern Nevada, was back this weekend.
Roemer made his official visit with the Cardinals.
"It was a bit of a culture shock," Roemer said. "But it went well. I just really wanted to come out here, see how things were with the program and see if I really fit in or not. It's a long way (from home) but I really liked it."
U of L offensive line coach Chris Klenakis has a lot of ties to Nevada after spending six years at Nevada and several years as a high school head coach in the state and has been recruiting Roemer for a while.
Roemer said Klenakis is a "big reason" he has the Cardinals on his short list.
"I know he's going to take care of me," Roemer said. "He's a Nevada guy, he's going to be there for me."
While there's a little over a week until national signing day, Roemer said he hopes to make a final decision soon. He made an official visit to San Diego State prior to Christmas and has no other visits scheduled.
"That's it," he said. "I had time after going to San Diego to let that soak in and look back on it. I want to do the same thing here. I don't have as much time, but I need to let it all soak in and see what's best for me.
"I want to decide before signing day."