Watford gives Louisville visit high marks

Four-star small forward Christian Watford made an unofficial to the University of Louisville on Monday. What did the versatile 2009 standout think about the visit? Did the trip help Louisville's chances of landing the Alabama star forward?

Prep standout Christian Watford has taken several trips to some of the top schools in the nation. He has already seen some of the top facilities in the country such as Memphis, Indiana, Alabama, and Kentucky. But if you ask Christian his thoughts he will tell you the University of Louisville's facilities are second to none.

Watford says he had a good time on his first visit to the Louisville campus.

"Everything went well. I like Coach Pitino a lot. I like what he does with his players," said Watford. "I liked their facilities. I loved their facilities as a matter of fact. I feel like they are one of the top programs in the country."

Watford also got to spend time with several of the players on campus. He says that he loves the way Rick Pitino relates and interacts with his players.

When asked how the facilities at Louisville stacked up with some of the other schools he's visited, Watford said, "Louisville is up there. I haven't been to a school with facilities like that before. I haven't seen everybody yet, but they are up there."

Asked if this visit helped Louisville's chances when he narrows his list, Watford had a simple response. "Oh yes sir, no doubt."

InsideTheVille.com also learned that while on his visit to Louisville Watford was extended an official scholarship offer by Head Coach Rick Pitino.

Watford did mention that he did take a trip down to the University of Kentucky while in the area. He also said from here he is not sure if he will be taking anymore visits this summer.

Watford will participate in the NBA Players Top 100 Camp in Richmond, VA next weekend.

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