Mann Receives Visit from Wolthausen

Louisville assistant coach Kevin Wolthausen visited Darius Mann on Wednesday afternoon.

With the 14-13 loss to rival Bergen Catholic in the championship game still fresh in his mind, Louisville commit Darius Mann visited with U of L assistant coach Kevin Wolthausen on Wednesday afternoon at Don Bosco Prep.

"It was a good visit...we talked about a lot of things," Mann said on Wednesday evening. "We talked about how I will fit into the defensive scheme at Louisville and how hard I'll need to work when I get there."

Hard work shouldn't be an issue for Mann, who has become known for giving even more effort when most wouldn't.

"There's no way that I can prosper if I don't work hard," explained Mann. "It's like going to work. If you don't put in the hours, you won't get paid."

Mann, a 3-star prospect by, also commented on the recent statement by U of L head coach Bobby Petrino that stated that he was remaining at Louisville and wouldn't consider other openings.

"I talked to Coach Petrino, Coach Wolthausen and Coach Summers about it before he made that statement and they all told me that he would stay at Louisville, so I was excited when that came out," Mann said. "That tells me that he has a lot of good morals and he is staying where good things are going to happen. He's staying with a top ten team that's going into the Big East. I think he made the right decision."

Mann is also looking forward to his official visit the weekend of December 17th, which will be more than just the typical tour of the campus and facilities.

"They told me that my official visit will be more team oriented than a normal one would be. Since they are in a bowl game, we will get to watch a couple practices and then we are going to the basketball game."

Other New Jersey prospects, such as Brian Roche, Corey Wootten and Brian Cushing will also make official visits at the same time.

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