Cards make impact on Johnson during visit

6'5 Marcus Johnson, a talented and athletic forward from Los Angeles, returned home Sunday night after making an official visit to the University of Louisville this weekend.

Marcus Johnson just returned to Los Angeles Sunday night after spending the weekend in Louisville while making his first official visit.

"It went well," Johnson said Sunday night. "I really liked my visit to Louisville a lot."

Apparently, U of L Head Coach Rick Pitino and staff were able to make quite an impact on the talented forward's thinking.

"Louisville definitely made an impact on my thinking and Coach Pitino answered the questions that I had," Johnson, adding that those questions were confidential, said. "Louisville is still fresh in my mind since I just visited there but they made a huge impact on me."

Prior to his visit to U of L, Johnson's AAU coach, Pat Barrett, called Syracuse the 6'5 forward's leader. However, Johnson still maintains neutrality.

"I would say everybody is even right now," Johnson said.

Johnson, who arrived in California about 8:00 PM EST, said he had a nice trip to Louisville and enjoyed the sights he saw while in town, noting that Louisville is "possibly" a place he could see himself spending the next four years.

"I got to see the campus and Minardi Hall, which was great," Johnson said.

Johnson said he'll make an official visit to Connecticut next weekend and his final trip will be to Syracuse, his presumed leader, the first weekend in October.

"I'll probably make my decision within a week after I visit Syracuse," Johnson said.

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