Early next week, Troy Pascley of Alliance (OH) High School will make his first unofficial visit to Louisville and the 6-foot-2, 191-pound receiver is going with the intention of giving Bobby Petrino is verbal pledge.
"I'm going down there on Monday," Pascley said. "I think that I'll commit when I get on campus and a get a chance to look around."
With scholarship offers already extended from Cincinnati, Illinois, Miami (OH), Michigan State and others, Pascley said that his offer from Louisville could be just a matter of formalities.
"That's really why I coming down on Monday," Pascley said about the possibility of receiving a U of L offer. "I was supposed to come down for the Senior Day camp, but I couldn't make it. They watched my film and told me that they would like to get me campus as soon as possible."
A gifted receiver who posses sub-4.5 speed and boasts of a 35-inch vertical, Pascley says that it's his toughness that helps him standout from others.
"I don't think you'll find another receiver that plays as physical as I do," he explained. "My speed and strength help me out a lot too."
As a junior, Pascley hauled in 23 receptions for 500 yards in a run-oriented offense at Marlington High School, but he will become more of a feature target this fall at Alliance High School and he is looking forward to the day when he can become apart of the Louisville offense.
"They think that because of my size and my physical maturity that I would be able to play as a true freshman," he said. "Just look at what they did last year. Scoring 50 points a game is unheard of."
"I like everything about Louisville," he continued. "They were a great team last year and you could see that when they played against teams like Miami, which they should have won. Then they also have the top quarterback from a couple years ago in Brian Brohm. Look at what Stefan LeFors did last year and just imagine what Brian will do."
In addition to the idea of suiting up for one of the nation's most lethal offense's, Pascley said that his relationship with the coaching staff has helped U of L's efforts.
"On top of everything else, the coaches at Louisville are great. They are a real cool coaching staff."
The Scout.com 3-star prospect also has intentions of not only verbally committing to Louisville this coming Monday, but he also intends to begin practicing with the team earlier than most incoming freshmen.
"I'm planning on graduating early, so I'd be able to go through spring practice," Pascley explained. "If that doesn't work out then I'll run track again this year at school."
Pascley said that he's glad that he's getting his college decision out of the way early and that he's already thinking about the future.
"It's a big relief because I won't have to worry about it during the season," he said. "I'm excited about what I can do at Louisville already."