Point Pleasant, W. Va., massive offensive lineman Seth Stewart had never been to the city of Louisville and didn't know a lot about the University of Louisville until he took a trip to campus on Friday.
The 6-foot-8, 320-pound Stewart said he was "blown away."
"I had no clue it was that nice," Stewart told Cardinal Authority. "It was really great. They were excited to gave me and showed me a lot of ambition. I was very impressed by the visit."
Stewart had a previous relationship with new U of L co-offensive coordinator Lonnie Galloway, who had recruited him when he was at West Virginia. Stewart is the Cardinals' top target in the state of West Virginia in the '17 class.
And Galloway is a big reason Stewart is so high on U of L.
"I think that will (play a factor in his decision)," Stewart said. "He's just a really cool guy. I've gotten to know him well."
Stewart had committed to Marshall a year ago, but since has offers from U of L, Arkansas, Pittsburgh and West Virginia and is hearing from some other schools. He said he has "reopened my recruitment to see what else was out there," noting Marshall is still on his list.
While he admitted Louisville was "up there," Stewart said he will look at his other options.
"It's nice to see my hard work is starting to pay off," Stewart said. "But (the recruiting process) does get a little much at times.
"I like getting (feedback) from the all the coaches. It makes me aware of what I need to work on more."
Stewart's father is 6-9 and played basketball at the University of Rio Grande in Ohio.