Five-star big man Brandon McCoy tells Cardinal Authority that Louisville is a top school after him; hopes to visit the Cardinals soon

Louisville is in the mix for the No. 7 player in the Class of 2017 - Brandon McCoy. The center from San Diego tells that he hopes to visit the Cardinals "real soon."

San Diego big man Brandon McCoy listed four schools when asked to name the schools coming after him the hardest in the recruiting process - Arizona, Michigan State, Louisville and Maryland.

McCoy has plenty more interest, including from UCLA, North Carolina and Oregon, and the No. 7 player in the national rankings said he's starting to think about visits.

The 7-foot McCoy said he just finished up visits to Arizona and UNLV and said he has another on his mind.

"Louisville," he said. "I really hope to get there to visit Louisville. I enjoy the style they play and I've been talking to (assistant coach David Padgett) and really want to get out there sometime."

With U of L, McCoy said Padgett is "a great guy" with a connection to his school in San Diego. He said Padgett has been in contact with him "all the time" and has "built a good relationship."

"His brother in-law is a sub at my school and I had him for band," McCoy said. "I play music and I had him as a sub. It's pretty cool.

"(Padgett) said he had heard about me and I'm happy about it. I know Louisville has a run and gun system and that Rick Pitino is an elite coach. They just won a national championship, so I'm excited to get to know more about them."

Playing for Cal Supreme on the Nike EYBL AAU circuit, McCoy has averaged 17.7 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game while shooting 51.6 percent from the field. His ranking in the Class of 2017 has already climbed to No. 15 at

This past high school season, McCoy led Cathedral Catholic to a 21-7 record in his first season with the team as he averaged 21.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game.

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