With the first of three evaluation periods beginning on Wednesday, the University of Louisville basketball staff is expected to target a few point guards in the Class of 2017.
One of the guards the U of L staff has made a priority is four-star Makai Ashton-Langford.
The 6-foot-2 Ashton-Langford said Louisville, Connecticut and Providence are making him a "top priority," heading into July. He has taken a recent unofficial visit to Connecticut, has been to Providence before and he said there are a "few others still recruiting me."
"I'm just trying to help my teammates and get better on the floor," Ashton-Langford said. "I have three schools showing me a lot of interest and a few others still recruiting me. I want to take some visits in August."
Ashton-Langford said Louisville is a place where he wants to use one of official visits to check out, noting assistant coach Kenny Johnson has been selling him on early playing time and the style.
"He said I could play right away, getting very good minutes my freshman year," Ashton-Langford said. "He's been texting me a lot, trying to build a relationship and showing me the program they have at Louisville."
While he has "a lot of good options," Ashton-Langford said he knows it's going to be a tough decision to make. He said the Louisville staff told him they would be evaluating him next week at the adidas Gauntlet event in Spartanburg, S.C.
"I want to go somewhere and make an impression right off the bat," Ashton-Langford said. "I want to help out early."