Wimsatt: "I had goosebumps!"

Owensboro High School product and Louisville commit Tyler Wimsatt made his official visit with his future team over the weekend. The 6'2, 220-pound back spoke to InsideTheVille.com about his time in the River City, as well as sharing his thoughts on whether his host, junior Michael Bush, will be back for his senior season or not.

While the Owensboro High School product committed to Louisville in late December, Tyler Wimsatt said that his official visit this weekend was more than he expected.

"It was exciting, especially on the last night there," said the 6-foot-2, 220-pound running back. "We went into one of the conference rooms where all the players go and watched a highlight tape. Coach Petrino was talking to us like it was the day before the game. It was real nice. I had goosebumps."

Wimsatt, who rushed for 770 yards and 8 touchdowns, while also throwing for an additional 541 yards as a senior, said that he toured the campus and checked out the state-of-the-art facilities, including the new Trager indoor facility.

"We got to see the new indoor facility," he said. "I saw it before, but it was still being built and I didn't get to see inside of it. It was real nice and I can't wait to practice in it."

Wimsatt roomed with defensive end prospect Victor Thomas over the weekend and said that he and the others making visits got along well. "He and I got along as soon as we met. All of us got along real well."

Junior Michael Bush served as Wimsatt's host over the weekend and indicated that he'd back for his senior season as a Cardinal.

"He gave me a couple little inside tips to remember for when I get there," he said, adding that he's looking forward to learning from the 1st Team All-Big East Conference selection. "He'll be back. He was talking to me about everything and I asked him if he'd be back next year and he said he'd be back. I told him, ‘good, because I want to learn from the best.'"

Wimsatt, who is eligible to play as a freshman, said that he expects to return to Louisville in June.


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