Jason Henry an option for Louisville?

Jason Henry, a four-star and Scout.com Top 100 member, is drawing interest from a number programs, including Rick Pitino's Louisville staff. What's the latest with the 6'6 athletic forward? Has a leader emerged? InsideTheVille.com has the latest!

There's been some confusion surrounding the recruitment - and whereabouts - of Jason Henry, an athletic 6'6 forward from West Memphis, Arkansas.

Henry, a four-star prospect and a member of the Scout.com Top 100, is a high-major target and a player that Rick Pitino and the Louisville staff are actively recruiting.

"He went down to Mineral Area C.C. for a few days, but he came back to Light of the World and is in class right now," said Light of the Year coach Mac Cleveland Friday afternoon.

Now back at the Atlanta, Georgia school, Henry is focused on taking care of business in the classroom to qualify for freshman eligibility next season. While the early signing period is rapidly approaching, Henry won't make any decisions about his future until next spring.

"He was going to visit Louisville and Tennessee this month, but we pushed everything back until spring," Cleveland said. "Right now, Tennessee, Louisville, Oregon, East Tennessee State and Washington are involved with Jason. Those five programs have been pressing the hardest. Oklahoma State just called."

Cleveland said no leader has emerged.

"He's wide open," he said.

That's good news for the Cardinals. Louisville already has one commitment from 6'8 forward George Goode. Rick Pitino would like to land one or two more prospects in this class period. The Cardinals will host 6'9 Papa Dia later this month, and a member of the Louisville basketball staff is expected to visit Henry's school next week.

"Marvin Menzies calls to check up on him every week," Cleveland said. "Louisville was scheduled to come down awhile back, but there was a scheduling conflict. I think Marvin will be here next week though."

Henry might also take a couple of unofficial visits this fall.

"He's planning to Tennessee unofficially very soon, and a trip to Georgia is in the works," Cleveland said.

Henry, a re-classified member of the class of 2007, will take the SAT for the first time next month.

"Academically, he's almost there," Cleveland said. "We feel good about everything. Right now, he's in good in shape."


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