Orlando, Fla., Edgewater 2018 guard Anfernee Simons made a commitment to the University of Louisville on Saturday.
The 6-foot-3 Simons, who is ranked as the No. 45 player in the '18 class by Scout.com, committed while he was on an unofficial visit to the Cardinals' campus this weekend. He left Louisville on Sunday and chatted with Cardinal Authority publisher Jody Demling.
Here's the Q&A with Simons:
Cardinal Authority: You made your commitment public on Saturday, when did you know Louisville was the place for you?
Simons: "I've really known it for probably a couple of months. I was just trying to decide when I was going to let everyone know my decision. I just decided go up there and do it now."
CA: What put Louisville over the top? Why did you decide it was the best spot for you?
Simons: "It was just the relationships that I have built with the coaches. I really like the entire coaching staff and coach P is the best."
CA: What was it about coach Pitino that you liked so much?
Simons: "Coach P told me how things are going to happen. He tells you like it is and when he tells you something it's all good. Louisville is just a great situation for me because he’s a Hall of Fame coach."
CA: What did coach Pitino tell you that he liked about your game the most?
Simons: "He loved my game and the way I can shoot the ball. He really likes shooters and told me that with what I can do on offense that I can come in and make a big impact right away."
CA: So what did he say on Saturday when you committed?
Simons: I actually told him a week or two ago that I was coming up to do it. I called coach P and told him that I wanted to make it official when I was up there for the visit. He was very excited. He sounded really happy."
CA: So how was the visit and what did you take out of the weekend?
Simons: "Just being able to see everything was great for me. I was able to see a lot more stuff than the last time I was there. We went to the footnball game and going to an actual (basketball) game was really cool. I'm really excited."
CA: Was it exciting to watch your future teammates?
Simons: "I was just thinking about that today. I was watching them practice and started thinking that pretty soon I'm going to be one of those guys. I can't wait to get there to play with them. I made the right choice."
CA: You are the first commitment in the '18 class, will you start recruiting some guys?
Simons: "Yes, I am going to start recruiting some. I just want to let everyone know about Louisville."