Louisville back in the mix with Millard; visit set

<b>RECRUITING EXCLUSIVE</b> Though he's been out of the recruiting picture for the past few months, 6-8 Chad Millard is back in the mix of things with the University of Louisville. In fact, the sharp-shooting forward will make an official visit to U of L next month.

Remember Chad Millard?

Well, the 6-8 forward who will attend Brewter Academy this fall is heavily back in the mix of things with the University of Louisville.

For a time last spring, Millard's name figured prominently on Louisville's recruiting board. Head Coach Rick Pitino and assistant Kevin Willard both visited with Millard at his high school and the sharp-shooting forward consistently listed the Cardinals high atop his list.

Millard's and Louisville's interest in one another, though, appeared to end when Pitino landed several talented prospects, including perimeter players like 5-11 Andre McGee and 6-5 Terrence Williams, earlier this summer. That is until recently. Now, both Louisville and Millard have renewed mutual interest.

"When they got all those commitments earlier this summer it kind of scared of me," Millard admitted Wednesday. "But the more I reevaluated the situation I think it could be a really good fit for me at Louisville."

"My interest has definitely picked back up in Lousiville and I think they're real interested too," Millard continued. "They're looking for shooters and I think there's a potentially good fit there."

Millard said that playing for a coach like Pitino is also an important factor.

"He's a great coach and his track record for developing players is well known," Millard explained. "And that's what I'm looking for. You can't find a better coach to learn from than Coach Pitino."

In fact, things appear to be on the fast track between Louisville and Millard. Millard noted that he's already scheduled an official visit to Louisville September 24. He also mentioned Vanderbilt and Iowa State as possibilities and he also has a visit scheduled with the Cyclones on September 17, the week before he'll travel to Louisville. No visit to Vanderbilt has been set, according to Millard.

So how soon is Millard willing to move on a committment?

"I just have to see the campus and I'd be ready to make my decision," said Millard.

Stay tuned, the action is beginning to pick up on the basketball recruiting front.

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