One of the elite combo guards in the Class of 2018, Orlando, Fla., Edgewater standout Anfernee Simons told Scout.com when he was offered by the University of Louisville recently that it was the "big one."
The 6-foot-3 Simons visited the Cardinals over the weekend and according to his father, Charles, his words were not wrong.
"It was just great, everything about it," Charles said. "We got to see a lot of things and really see everything about the program.
"It's ultimately his decision but as parents we want a place that we feel comfortable with also and that's what we saw there. There were a lot of things that he liked about it and a lot of things we liked about it."
Charles Simons said Rick Pitino told his son just how he would use him in his system and noted he was a priority in the 2018 class.
"Yes, I gathered that," Simons said. "I feel like they really, really want Anfernee. "(Pitino) told him they have a spot for him and that what he does with his game fits right in with what they do and with what they need.
"I feel like it's a really good place and we learned a lot."
Simons, who plays travel ball for Team Breakdown on the Under Armour circuit, also has offers from Florida, Virginia Tech, Central Florida, South Florida, Tennessee Tech and Florida Gulf Coast.
Simons, who left Edgewater for Montverde Academy but then went back to Edgewater in February of last season, is known as a knock-down shooter. He's ranked as the No. 43 player in the country in the '18 class and the No. 11 point guard but is being recruited as a combo guard.