Louisville has landed its point guard of the future - Marietta, Ga., Wheeler standout Darius Perry signed with the Cardinals

The University of Louisville basketball program has landed its point guard of the future - Marietta, Ga., Wheeler standout Darius Perry signed with the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Marietta, Ga., Wheeler High School point guard Darius Perry knew before he came on his visit to the University of Louisville that the Cardinals' program could be the place for him.

"I had a feeling when they started recruiting me," Perry said.

It all worked out for him to make a commitment and today he made it official, signing the letter-of-intent.

"I can't wait to be a part of the Louisville program," Perry said. "I kind of knew before I got onto campus that Louisville was the place for me. Me and my dad always agreed that Louisville would be the perfect fit for me.

"Once I did get the offer from them, I sat down with him and just felt like it was the place."

The 6-foot-2 Perry became a prime target by the U of L staff in June and Pitino and his staff evaluated him in more than a dozen games during three evaluation periods in the summer.

U of L made Perry a priority with assistant coach Mike Balado as the point man in the recruitment.

Perry made an official visit with U of L in early August then went on an official to Georgia before making his commitment. He also considered Texas A&M, Georgetown, Memphis, Iowa State and Georgia Tech.

Perry is ranked as the No. 76 player overall in the '17 class.

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