Jody Demling

Cardinal Authority presents this week's edition of the weekly notebook of items surrounding the Louisville women's basketball program

Cardinal Authority presents this week's edition of the weekly notebook of items surrounding the Louisville women's basketball program.

Walz and staff hit the road

University of Louisville women's basketball coach Jeff Walz and his staff are back on the road starting Friday when college coaches can visit prospects and what them in workouts.

And the staff will hit the road in full force.

Walz is expected to make several in-state prospects a priority, spending the first day watching players in Kentucky.

Louisville 2018 commitment Seygan Robbins is expected to get an early-morning visit from Walz, while '18 top target Mykasa Robinson of Ashland Blazer is also expected to get a visit. Robinson is ranked as the No. 15 player in the '18 class by

Walz is also expected to check in on Sacred Heart '18 guard Grace Berger, while the staff is also expected to visit '17 commitment Lindsey Duvall of Bullitt East High School.

Cardinal Authority will keep you posted on the whereabouts of the staff on the recruiting trail.

Big weekend coming up

Louisville has a huge recruiting weekend coming up next week.

The Cardinals will host two of their top remaining targets in the '17 class. Duvall and California post Loretta Kakala are both already committed in the class with two more scholarships expected to be filled.

The visitors next weekend include Destiny Littleton and Michaela Onyenwere.

Littleton is a 5-foot-9 shooting guard from La Jolla, Calif., who told us last month that Louisville was "up there near the top" of her list of schools. She ranks No. 32 by ProspectsNation and has already visited USC and Michigan and is also expected to check out UCLA.

The 5-foot-11 Onyenwere is from Grandview, Calif., and is the No. 17 player in the country.

The Cardinals are also expected to have some unofficial visits next weekend.

Walz excited about the future

With recruiting going "great" and the current players on the roster working hard, Walz said he's excited about the future.

Louisville took an earlier exit than expected last season, losing to DePaul in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. But the Cardinals still went 15-1 in the ACC and won 25 of their final 29 games of the season.

Louisville has everyone returning and has a top five recruiting class and recently had a successful trip to Cuba.

"We have a lot of potential with this group," Walz said. "They're working hard and we're really excited. We are excited about what the future holds for this program."

Cards a No. 1 seed?

Walz isn't the only one with high expectations for his team.

The Cardinals have been ranked in the top five by all the early preseason polls and has U of L listed as the projected No. 1 seed in the early bracketology report.

U of L is listed as the top see in the Oklahoma City Regional and would host the first two rounds.

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