Romero Osby talks Louisville visit

Romero Osby, a Scout.com four-star forward, spent much of the weekend on an unofficial visit with Rick Pitino's Cardinal program. InsideTheVille.com spoke with the Mississippi prospect and has the latest...

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With scholarship offers from a number of the nation's programs, Scout.com four-star forward Romero Osby has the luxury of choosing to play his college ball for an elite program. The 6-foot-8 Osby spent this past weekend on an unofficial visit with the program that he could very well eventually call home.

"It went real well," Osby said of trip to Louisville. "I was very excited about the visit and it went real well. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give it a 9.999999."

The Meridian, Mississippi prospect spent time with members of the coaching staff, played some pick-up games with current members of Rick Pitino's team, as well as future Cardinal Samardo Samuels.

"I got to know the players pretty good and played some pick-up with them," Osby said. "I also got to talk with Coach Pitino and my main recruiter, Coach Menzies, plus I checked out the campus. It was real nice."

"I was on the same team with Samardo," Osby said. "I've played with him a couple times before, but he's playing better then ever right now. I think I did pretty good. I went up against Terrence Williams and we had some pretty good battles."

While playing hoops with the Cardinals stands out as a favorite moment from his latest visit, Osby added that it was probably his time visiting with Rick Pitino that was the most memorable.

"Playing the pick-up games was pretty exciting," Osby said. "Meeting with Coach Pitino was great because he's a living legend and he's proven that he knows how to get things done."

As for his eventual college decision, Osby explained that he has no set timetable and that he was not pressured to extend his verbal pledge before leaving The Ville.

"They weren't trying to pressure me into a decision or anything like that," he explained. "They told me to go home, talk with my parents and think about. I‘m not sure when I‘ll do it - it‘ll just happen when it feels right."


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