You see, the spring basketball recruiting contact period began today at 8 AM, meaning college coaches can visit with prized recruiting prospects at the prospective student-athletes high school.
"I'm excited," Boykin said of Pitino's visit. "It's a great honor to have such a great coach come visit me. I admire him and it shows he has a lot of interest in me by coming out to see me."
Boykin said two of the biggest factors for him when it comes time to decide will be the location of the school and a coach that can help develop his game for the next level. He's not necessarily looking to stay close to home, rather he'd like to find a nice place to perhaps settle down in the future after basketball.
"Basketball wise I'm looking for a coach that has set out a plan for me to get to the next level," Boykin explained. "And Coach Pitino has one."
"I like them alot," Boykin said of the Yellow Jackets. "I was rooting for them Monday night even when they were down late in the game."
"I love the Big East and the ACC," Boykin continued. "The distance [to either Louisville or Georgia Tech] is not going to be a problem for me."
Boykin, who is preparing to take the SAT for the first time, said he will certainly make an official visit to Louisville, most likely next September. A 3.0 student in the classroom, Boykin's also not in any big hurry to make a decision about his recruitment.
"I'm not in a rush to make a decision," Boykin said.
Boykin's AAU season will begin this weekend at the Las Vegas Easter Classic.