Checking in on Eloy Vargas

Eloy Vargas told InsideTheVille.com last week at the Reebok U Camp in Philadelphia that he could make a college decision within the next month. Now busy on the AAU circuit, is the 6-10 power forward still on track for a summer decision?

Eloy Vargas told InsideTheVille.com last week at the Reebok U Camp in Philadelphia that he could make a college decision within the next month. Now busy on the AAU circuit, is the 6-10 power forward still on track for a summer decision?

Maybe. Maybe not.

Vargas' high school coach, Danny Hertz, told InsideTheVille.com Monday night that Vargas could begin to narrow things down by the end of the month, but would likely take official visits this fall before making any type of decision.

Where does Louisville stand?

"I know Louisville is right there," Hertz said. "So is Florida, Florida State, Miami, Pittsburgh, Ohio State and Indiana."

Vargas starred at the NBPA Camp last month and made the All-Star game at Reebok U last week. That success has caught college coaches' attention – evident by his crowds last week in Philadelphia that included Billy Donovan, Jamie Dixon and Rick Pitino.

"He's done very well this summer," said Hertz. "Some have said he was hot and cold at (Reebok U), but overall he played really well. And his team has been winning."

Why are some of the nation's top coaches giving Vargas chase?

"They think he can help them to win," Hertz said. "He's very skilled. Who wouldn't want a skilled 6'10 big man? Several coaches have told me they consider him the most skilled big man in the Class of 2008."

As for his recent visit to Louisville, Hertz said Vargas came away impressed.

"I know he loved Billy Minardi (Hall)," Hertz said. "It was beautiful. And Richard Pitino has been everywhere (to see him). He works so hard. He's done a great job recruiting (Eloy)."

New Louisville assistant Walter McCarty could also sway Vargas in the end.

"He was a first round draft pick," Hertz said. "Eloy and Walter talked during his visit and I think that does have an impact a little bit."


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