Indianapolis Southport guard Paul Scruggs made the short trip south on Wednesday to visit Louisville, one of the schools that the Scout.com four-star target is strongly considering.
Mike Peterson, Scruggs AAU coach with Indy Hoosiers, described his star players visit with the Cardinals program as a "great one."
"The visit went real well," he said. "He had a really good time and enjoyed seeing the campus and checking out the facilities. He got to play with the guys and Coach Pitino is just about as real and down to earth as they come, and of course he has a great relationship with Kenny Johnson."
The 6-foot-4 prospect was more than impressed by the facilities and the time with current members of the team. He was also provided with a bit of a blue print of the future of the team and left with the strong impression that he would be able to make a significant contribution as a true freshman.
"He believes that he could come in there and play right away," said Peterson, adding that Scruggs is well prepared for the big stage. "Playing in the AAU Nationals he has played against the best and knows what it takes. They'll be more people in the stands, but he stepped into a big role in high school as a freshman and can do the same in college."
In addition to Louisville, Scruggs is also considering Indiana, Michigan State, Xavier, Illinois, Ohio State, among others. He has no other visits planned, but may trip to visit the Hoosiers "next week." Peterson added that Illinois, Xavier and Michigan State are also expected to receive visits during the coming weeks and that Scruggs will likely play at a program that is close to his Indianapolis home.
"He'll probably end up at a school within a couple hours drive of home," he explained. "He's going to take four or five more visits coming up and then we'll try to trim things down before taking some official visits."
Among Louisville's strength's is Scruggs relationship with U of L assistant Kenny Johnson, who first began recruiting him during his tenure in Bloomington. The relationship between the two has helped the Cardinals program make up considerable ground in the recruiting process.
"He's been recruiting him since he was at Indiana and then he came over to Louisville and it just continued to grow," said Peterson. "If Paul ends up going to Louisville, Kenny will be one of main reasons why."
Scruggs is rated as the No. 28 overall prospect in the 2017 class and the No. 6 shooting guard.