Marietta, Ga., guard Darius Perry is a new name on the Louisville recruiting board; 4-star point guard hopes to make a visit soon

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Marietta, Ga., Wheeler High School point guard Darius Perry is now a University of Louisville recruiting target. Perry said he was contacted by U of L assistant coach Mike Balado and hopes to make a visit to see campus soon.

Marietta, Ga., Wheeler High School point guard Darius Perry has a lot of schools after him in the recruiting process.

The four-star said Georgia is coming after him the hardest and he also has offers from Memphis, Alabama, Miami, Florida State and others. But he also said it's not too late for another school to get into the mix.

And that's where the University of Louisville comes into play.

The 6-foot-2 Perry said the Louisville staff had been in contact several times during the course of his sophomore and junior seasons, but hadn't heard a lot from the Cardinals' until earlier this week.

"Coach (Mike) Balado called and said they were recruiting me and we're going to come after me hard," Perry confirmed to Cardinal Authority. "I have been watching Louisville play for a long time and I like how they play."

Perry said he's chatted with Balado several times and the mention of a visit to campus has come up. He has visited Georgia and will take one to Texas A&M soon, but nothing if firm with any other dates to visit.

"I want to get there," Perry said of Louisville. "They said they are going to be on me hard."

Perry has been a standout during the first two days of the NBPA Top 100 Camp. He ranks third in the camp in assists and steals after three games apiece for the campers. He ranks as the No. 77 player in the country and is the No. 16 point guard.

While the Louisville interest is new, Perry said he's "very glad" the Cardinals have called.

"They let their guards play a lot and turn out a lot of good guards," he said. "That's the kind of system I want to play in. I want to go somewhere that the coaches just let their guards play."

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