It was a busy day for Louisville Waggener High School 2018 four-star defensive tackle Tahj Rice.
The 6-foot-3, 302-pound Rice made an unofficial visit to the University of Louisville and took in the Cardinals' basketball game against Duke and picked up offer No. 14 when Purdue came calling.
Rice, who is ranked as the No. 173 player in the '18 class nationally and the No. 1 defensive tackle in the Midwest, said he was excited to be able to chat with some of the Louisville coaches.
"The game was excellent and I got a chance to catch up with a few of the coaches," Rice said. "I do feel like a priority (for U of L)."
Rice was one of the first '18 in-state prospects offered by the U of L staff, along with teammate Jairus Brents. Rice also has offers from Boston College, Central Michigan, Duke, Indiana, Syracuse and others.
He noted Purdue was the latest with the Boilermaker - now coached by former Louisville quarterback Jeff Brohm - offered on Saturday.
Rice is expected to make several visits this spring and summer.
As a junior, Rice had 85 tackles for the Wildcats.