Marietta, Ga., PG Darius Perry has seen his recruiting pick up in recent weeks; Perry will make official to Louisville but won't rush things

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Marietta, Ga., Wheeler High School point guard Darius Perry has seen his recruitment take off in recent weeks. Perry will make an official visit next week to Louisville but says he won't rush the process.

It's been a wild few weeks for Darius Perry.

The point guard from Marietta, Ga., Wheeler High School has seen his recruitment take off after several weeks of sensational play for Game Elite, including a breakout performance at the adidas Gauntlet finals two weeks ago in Spartanburg, S.C.

Now, Perry said he's ready to start thinking towards the future.

The 6-foot-2 Perry finished up this week at the adidas Summer Championships and told Cardinal Authority that he knows he wants to make two official visits and is up in the air on the others.

"I'm getting to Louisville on Aug. 2," Perry said. "And I want to make it to Georgia sometime in August. I know those for sure and after that I'm just going to wait and see."

Perry said he doesn't want to drag out the recruiting process but also noted he "wants to make the right decision."

"It's a very big decision for me," he said. "I want to make sure I pick the right school for me and for all the right reasons. I just don't want to rush into anything unless I know it's right for me.

"It has to be a good fit and I have to have a great relationship with the coaches."

Perry, ranked No. 80 in the '17 rankings, said the other schools showing the most interest were Texas A&M and Iowa State. His father, Eric, said Georgetown and Baylor and others are trying to get in the mix.

Louisville jumped into the mix with Perry in early June and turned up the heat after U of L coach Rick Pitino saw him in Spartanburg and then tracked him last week in the Atlanta-area. U of L assistant coaches Kenny Johnson and David Padgett were tracking him all this past week in Las Vegas with Game Elite.

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