Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has been successful recruiting the top players from the city limits.
And now he's going to try it again.
Trinity High School sophomore guard David Johnson - who plays for the Louisville Magic on the adidas circuit in the spring and summer - confirmed to Cardinal Authority that the Cardinals have offered him after a big weekend in Dallas.
"It really excites me," Johnson said. "They've said that not only were they going to offer me but they're going to recruit me hard and they want me to come to school there. So that really excites me a lot."
Johnson also has offers from Xavier and Cincinnati this weekend.
The 6-foot-4, 195-pound guard averaged 14 points a game as a sophomore for the Shamrocks. He played the point guard spot when Trinity senior Jacob King was injured early in the season and then played mostly off the ball when King returned.
Johnson said he hoped the recruiting interest would pick up this spring. He helped the Magic go 4-0 this weekend in Dallas. U of L assistant coaches David Padgett and Kenny Johnson watched three of his four games this weekend.
"Yes, I felt like I would hear from some schools (after the weekend)," Johnson said.
He's also been hearing from Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee among others. He is the No. 49 player in the Class of 2019, according to Scout.com, and checks in as the No. 2 shooting guard in the Midwest.
Johnson said he grew up "a little more of a Kentucky kid," but now he's become "50-50 between the two schools." Johnson attended several U of L games last season at the KFC Yum Center.