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Burgess arrives in Louisville for official visit

With 6'9 Brian Johnson commiting to Louisville on Thursday, could 6'10 David Burgess be the next hoops star to cast his lot with the Cards? Burgess spoke with ITV from the airport Thurday night about his visit to Louisville. <P> <B>EXTRA:</b> <a href="http://louisville.theinsiders.com/2/187737.html"><b>Can Pitino take six recruits?</b></a><img src="http://media.theinsiders.com/media/site_logo/premium.gif">

6'10 David Burgess left the sun and warmth of LA Thursday afternoon with his father, Ken, and arrived late Thursday night in Louisville for an official visit to the Belknap campus.

Inside TheVille spoke with Burgess about his upcoming visit during a lay over in Atlanta Thursday evening.

"I'm real excited," Burgess said of his visit this weekend. "I'm excited to see Minardi Hall, the facilities and meet with the players and coaches."

Burgess will get a feel of the campus and have an opportunity to meet with both players and coaches today.

Before lunch, Burgess will have breakfast with the coaching staff and tour the facilities. After lunch, he'll check out the Cardinals new digs with a tour of Minardi Hall, then he'll get a chance to sit and talk with U of L's academic advisors.

Friday afternoon, Burgess will check out the current Cards in action before heading for a nice dinner in the evening.

Saturday, Burgess is scheduled to have breakfast with a future Hall of Famer and then will tour Louisville's historic Freedom Hall before heading to PJCS for the football game against Army.

With the 5/8 rule, Louisville fans are wondering how Burgess fits into Coach Pitino's recruiting plans with four verbal commitments already announced and Sebastian Telfair seemingly to be the fifth.

When asked how Johnson's decision impacted his recruitment, Burgess responded that he wasn't aware of his decision but had nothing but praise for the 6'9 forward from Oak Hill.

Burgess said he intended to make a scheduled visit to Gonzaga on Oct. 24 but indicated he could possibly end his recruitment if everything went well in Louisville this weekend.

"I wouldn't rule it out," Burgess said of a possible commitment after visiting Louisville this weekend. "I would never say never...it could happen."


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