3-star guard Christian Vital - an ex-UNLV commitment - made his official visit to Louisville over the weekend; he recaps the visit here

Oakdale, Conn., St. Thomas More three-star guard Christian Vital recaps his official visit to the University of Louisville. Vital has also visited Connecticut and is still considering Iowa.

Christian Vital was looking for several things on his official visit to the University of Louisville.

The former UNLV commitment from Oakdale, Conn., St. Thomas More said Rick Pitino and his staff took care of the first, showing him how he would be used in Pitino's system. And the current players took care of the rest.

"That's one thing about Louisville, I hung out with the whole team," Vital said. "It wasn't just one or two guys, but when they hang out it's all of the guys on the team and I really liked that a lot.

"They made me feel like it was home. It was a really, really good visit."

The 6-foot-2 Vital said he wasn't ready to make a decision after visiting Connecticut earlier in the week and finishing up with Louisville on Sunday. He said Iowa is still in the mix and "they're trying to work out a date to get me there soon."

"I don't really have a plan on when I'm going to make a decision," Vital said. "It could be tomorrow, it could be next week, it could be next week. I'm just looking for the right fit and I can take my time and make sure I make the right decision."

Vital has some connections at Louisville.

U of L assistant coach Kenny Johnson has built a strong relationship with Vital as the player noted "we don't go very long without communicating with one another. He's talked to be about the program and told me the plan for me."

And Vital said he's known U of L freshman guard Donovan Mitchell "since I was 7 or 8 years old."

"Once my name came up, Donovan sent me a text and said, 'Come on sign up with Louisville'," Vital said. "We've known each other for a long, long time and he's been telling me how he loves it there. I was around Quentin Snider a lot (on the visit) and we've been texting."

Vital said Pitino told him he "was a priority" for the staff. U of L has one scholarship left for the 2016-17 roster.

"You see coach Pitino on TV and you would think he might be crazy, he's always so into it," Vital said. "But he's one of the most down-to-earth guys I've ever been around. He's such a good coach, my mom was really impressed.

"Louisville has three guards but he told me he wants me to come in and he likes I can play both positions. If they need me to back up Quentin then I can but if I need to backup Donovan then he can use me there also. He likes my game."

A native of Queens Village, N.Y., Vital was one of the top players in the prestigious NEPSAC this year, and he helped lead St. Thomas More to a runner up finish.


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