Junior star Koufos to visit U of L again

Kosta Koufos, a multi-talented 7-foot junior forward from Canton, Ohio, will make his second unofficial visit to Louisville for the Cardinals game against Akron. Koufos, a consensus Top 25 recruit, talked to InsideTheVille.com about his upcoming trip.

It's pretty clear that Kosta Koufos, a talented 7-foot junior from Canton, Ohio, is one of Louisville's top 2007 frontcourt prospects.

Saturday, Koufos will make his second unofficial visit to Louisville to watch the fifth-ranked Cardinals take on Mid America Conference favorite Akron Saturday afternoon.

"Coach Reynolds and I are coming down Saturday for the game," Kosta told InsideTheVille.com.

Earlier this fall, Koufos made an unofficial visit to U of L and watched Pitino put his team through practice. Coming back this weekend for a second time, Koufos admitted his interest in Louisville is "high."

"Oh, yes, I have high interest in Louisville," said Koufos. "The atmosphere, the coaching staff, and everything there is top notch."

Koufos said he doesn't have a firm list of favorites that he's working from, but Ohio State, Maryland and Louisville are presumed favorites. Koufos also said his trip to Louisville this weekend would be his last unofficial visit to any school until after his high school season.

"I'm keeping my options open," Koufos said. "This is probably the last time I'll make an (unofficial) visit during the season. After this trip, I just want to concentrate on my season."

While college coaches are only allowed to contact prospects once a month by telephone, there's currently no limit on the amount or frequency of text messages they can send. According to Koufos, Pitino and Louisville assistant Marvin Menzies have taken advantage of this relatively new technology.

"Coach Pitino and Coach Menzies text message me all the time just like all the other coaches do," Koufos explained. "They send messages after games and congratulate me when I play well. I appreciate that. It shows that they appreciate me and are interested in me."

Koufos, a consensus Top 20 player nationally, has led GlenOak to a 3-0 record this season, averaging 25 points and 10 rebounds. He has game-high's of 33 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 blocked shots this season.

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