Mario Urrutia receives visit from Bobby Petrino

With one official visit down, Louisville Fern Creek wide receiver Mario Urrutia has two scheduled trips left. The first team All-State selection spoke with Inside theVille on Wednesday evening.

Fern Creek wide receiver Mario Urrutia is no stranger to Louisville fans. Inside theVille has covered his recruiting since the spring and even created uneasiness within the University of Kentucky football offices when, in late June, we wrote an article quoting Urrutia saying that he would still consider Louisville, even after giving a verbal commitment to Kentucky.

Urrutia no longer considers himself committed to any program and recently took an official visit to Virginia.

"It was all right," explained the 6'6, 210-pound receiver. "I enjoyed the campus the most."

Upon his return from Virginia on Sunday afternoon, he visited with Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino during an in-home visit.

"He was there when I got back home," Urrutia said of Petrino. "We talked about me having the chance to play as a true freshman."

In addition to receiving the opportunity to see game action as a true freshman, Urrutia wants to find a program that has an offense that utilizes a passing attack.

"I like it a lot," he said of Bobby Petrino's offense at U of L.

While he was originally scheduled to make an official visit to Louisville weekend, he informed ITV that he has shuffled his dates around somewhat.

"I'm going to UK this weekend," stated Urrutia. "I'll go Louisville in a couple weeks. I may take two more trips, but it'll be just for visits. I'm really only thinking of Virginia, Louisville and Kentucky."

Having just been named 1st Team All-State by the Associated Press, Urrutia's next action on the gridiron could come in the annual Kentucky-Tennessee All-Star game next summer.

However, he will continue to stay busy as one of the top players for the Fern Creek basketball team. He recently had 14 point, 8 rebound performance in a win over Louisville Shawnee.

"I have a stack of letters in my locker from schools wanting me to play basketball," explained Urrutia. "I'm going to stick with football though. Most of the schools that are recruiting me for football said that I could play basketball too."

Maurice Urrutia (ITV)
Whichever school receives the final commitment from Mario Urrutia, will receive the early lead for the services of his brother Maurice UrrutiaMaurice Urruita, who is currently a junior at Fern Creek.

Maurice, a 6'2 receiver, informed Inside theVille that he is already receiving interest from Louisville, as well as Kentucky, Arkansas, among others.


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