Jordan Cohen, who left the North Carolina football program in October, has been looking for a new home.
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Cohen made an official visit to the University of Louisville last month and was back on campus Wednesday, checking out the Cardinals' second practice of the spring.
"Today was just more to see how (line) coach (Chris Klenakis) was in the meeting room and how they were in practice," Cohen told Cardinal Authority. "I had seen what I needed to see of the campus, but I wanted to see them in live action.
"I felt like I wanted to see what they did during a practice, how the coaches were and what it was like."
Cohen, who last month said U of L was in the lead for his services, said the trip was a success. He spent time watching the line during practice and was able to spend some time with Klenakis - now the co-offensive coordinator at U of L.
"I definitely like the way they run practices," he said. "It's so structured."
Cohen said he would make an official visit to Virginia this weekend and is "close" to making a decision. He said he wanted to spend some time with his family but wanted a decision by the end of next week.
"I don’t know what day, but sometime next week," he said. "I want to see a practice at UVA and I have seen every I need to see at Louisville.
"I would say that right now I have just seen more of Louisville, that's the reason why I am sort of leaning towards them. But when I go to Virginia, I will get to see more of them and then make a decision."
Cohen is a native of Owings Mills, Md., and played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2014, including starts against Clemson and East Carolina. He was expected to be a top reserve at guard last fall for the Tar Heels.
But he left in October citing a poor fit for his decision to leave the program.