Pitino visits PG Sosa, formally offers scholarship

University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino met with 6-2 point guard <b>Edgar Sosa</b> Wednesday at Rice High School in the Bronx, New York. Ranked the No. 48 prospect nationally by Scout.com, Sosa has received plenty of attention from college coaches the past two weeks.

Louisville coach Rick Pitino met with 6-2 point guard Edgar Sosa Wednesday at Rice High School in the Bronx, New York.

Sosa, ranked the No. 48 prospect nationally by Scout.com, is one of the hottest commodities this spring. Besides Pitino, Seton Hall also paid Sosa a visit this week. Last week, coaches from Connecticut, Miami, N.C. State, and Vanderbilt also traveled the Big Apple to make recruiting pitches.

"They've all offered him (scholarships)," Sosa's brother, Eric, told Inside The Ville Thursday evening. "He's looking at every option."

According to Sosa's brother, the visit with Pitino turned out fine.

"He said it went well," said Eric Sosa. "Rick Pitino offered him a scholarship. He's very comfortable with Louisville. He likes their style of play, and we watched them during their run through March Madness."

And comfort with both the program and coaching staff, at least according to Eric Sosa, is one of the primary factors Edgar will weigh before making his college choice. Available playing time also ranks high on the list, Sosa said.

Sosa's brother also said that two schools who visited last week made promises of a starting position if his brother chose their school.

"Miami and N.C. State promised starting positions," said Sosa. "But we don't really listen to that kind of talk too much because we realize that playing time is earned during practice."

Sosa said his brother would like to play in either the Big East, or ACC. He also said Edgar wouldn't begin scheduling official visits until next September.

Sosa plays for the New York Gauchos on the AAU circuit.


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