Recruiting Bonanza

While the Louisville football team didn't start their season on a positive note Sunday, Rick Pitino used the Labor Day weekend to bring in a top 2009 prospect and an impressive haul of 2010 and 2011 recruits for visits. InsideTheVille.com has the scoop…….

With three verbal commitments in the bag from members of the Class of 2009, Louisville brought in four-star New York guard/forward Durand Scott with hopes of adding him to an already solid list of commitments that includes point guard Peyton Siva, shooting guard Mike Marra and power forward Rakeem Buckles.

Scott, the No. 27 overall recruit in the nation, is also considering Miami, UConn, Memphis, Pitt and Xavier. He attends the same high school as current Louisville guard Edgar Sosa – Rice HS in the Bronx. Scott was one of several recruits in attendance at Sunday's Louisville-Kentucky football game.


Durand Scott

While Scott was an important piece of Pitino's recruiting puzzle over the weekend, it's clear that his main goal was to lay the groundwork for what he hopes is a monster 2010 recruiting bonanza.

Check this: Louisville hosted five of the nation's top rated 2010 prospects during the holiday weekend. No other school in the nation had a more impressive list of visitors than did the Cardinals. The headliners included, San Diego, CA. center Jeremy Tyler, Hyattsville, MD. point guard Josh Selby and New York shooting guard Doron Lamb. Louisville also hosted New York power forward Tobias Harris. Indianapolis small forward Justin Martin visited Louisville on Thursday.

Tyler, 6-9, 225, is rated the No. 3 center prospect nationally by Scout.com. He's being heavily recruited by several Pac-10 powers, including UCLA, Arizona and USC. Tyler is one of the Cardinals top frontcourt targets in the Class of 2010.


Doron Lamb

Selby, the No. 2 rated point guard in the junior class, is considered one of the best scorers in the nation. A talented 6-2 guard, Selby was making his second visit to Louisville over the weekend. He's also considering Florida, Memphis, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Lamb, the No. 2 shooting guard in the Class of 2010, is a big-time talent. Lamb will attend Oak Hill Academy this fall where he'll play for coach Steve Smith. Lamb is getting heavy interest from several elite ACC and Big East powers, including Syracuse, Miami, UConn, Georgia Tech and Marquette.

Harris, Scout.com No. 7 power forward, made his second visit to Louisville over the weekend. He attended the football game with his father and just wrapped up an weeklong visit tour that included Syracuse, Maryland, Georgetown and Virginia.

If that weren't enough, the Cardinals also brought in talented 2011 Indianapolis point guard Marques Teague for a visit. Teague, rated the No. 2 point guard in the nation in the 2011 class, is also considering Indiana and Purdue. Teague's father played for Rick Pitino at Boston University and his brother, Jeff, plays for Wake Forest.


Marques Teague

Here's Louisville's impressive list of weekend visitors:

2009

No. 7 SG (Durand Scott)

2010

No. 3 C (Jeremy Tyler)
No. 2 PG (Josh Selby)
No. 2 SG (Doron Lamb)
No. 5 SF (Justin Martin)
No. 7 PF (Tobias Harris)

2011

No. 2 PG (Marques Teague)


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