"I wanted to go real bad, but I couldn't because I had a basketball game and the NCAA doesn't allow me to visit coaches before a game," explained Ballard High School's Earl Heyman.
Due to the game being held in the evening and the official visit actually beginning the night before, NCAA rules forbid prospects to visit schools or coaches prior to high school game, regardless of what sport it is.
"If our game was on Saturday morning instead of at night I would have gone," continued Heyman.
While the U.S. Army All-American was disappointed he couldn't join the others on the visit, he is in the process of scheduling an official visit to Louisville, as well as others.
"Coach Petrino called the day that he said he was going to stay," Heyman explained. "He called right before he made the announcement and then he called me a couple days later to make sure I saw it."
Heyman, who will participate in the January 15th U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio, hinted at the possibility that he could announce his decision at the nationally televised event.
"I might announce it on there, because of the publicity it would get," Heyman said. "I might make a commitment, but still take some visits."
So, does any school have the edge for such an announcement?
"Right now, the 'Ville," said Heyman.