Cards have slight edge for Brian Johnson

<b>INSIDE THEVILLE RECRUITING EXCLUSIVE</b> -- Ronnie Ingram, Brian Johnson's uncle, spoke with ITV and provided an update on the power forward's recruitment.

6'9 Brian Johnson had a great visit to the University of Louisville two weeks ago, according to the player's uncle, Ronnie Ingram.

Ingram, who accompanied Johnson on his trip to Louisville, had high praise for Coach Pitino and U of L.

"It was the best visit we've been on so far," Ingram said of the visit to U of L. "Right now Louisville might have a slight edge.

Ingram said Georgia Tech has tried to make up ground in recent weeks and have done so with promises of immediate playing time.

Georgia Tech, who is involved with several other interior prospects, including 6'11 Randolph Morris, 6'9 Ra'Sean Dickey and 6'9 Davis Nwankwo, might also get a visit from Johnson on October 18.

Ingram said they'll know for sure whether or not they'll make that visit to Atlanta by this Friday. If the visit to Tech is cancelled, expect a commitment to Louisville to be immediately forthcoming.

Should Tech accept a verbal commitment from any of the above mentioned big men, their chances for landing the talented Oak Hill forward would cease.

Clearly, Louisville's advantage rests with Pitino. Ingram noted several times his relationship with the future Hall of Famer and the fact that the Cardinal boss has a proven track record for producing NBA players.

"Rick Pitino's going to win a championship at Louisville sooner rather than later," Ingram predicted.

Sebastian Telfair also gives the Cards an edge with Johnson as the big man, according to Ingram, likes the idea of being on the receiving end of Telfair's passes.

Stay tuned to Inside TheVille for the latest developments in Johnson's recruitment.

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