Tyler enjoys 'great' visit to Louisville

Five star-2010 big-man Jeremy Tyler had a "great" visit to Louisville this weekend. The 6-9 Tyler will make a decision soon and plans make one or two more visits before doing so. From all accounts, Rick Pitino and the Cardinals set the bar extremely high for Scout.com's No. 3-rated junior center.

Jeremy Tyler, one of four highly-rated 2010 prospects to visit UofL this weekend, spent two days in Louisville with father. They Tyler's got a closer look at the city, toured some facilities around campus, attended the Cardinals football game against Kentucky and became more familiar with Rick Pitino's program.


Jeremy Tyler enjoyed his visit
to Louisville.

"(Jeremy) enjoyed it and had a great time," Tyler's father told InsideTheVille.com. "He loves Coach (Pitino). He's a good guy. The facilities are great. They really went all out with it. I thought it was the greatest that I'd ever seen."

Though just a junior, Tyler, rated the No. 3 center prospect in the Class of 2010, is looking to make an early college decision sometime this fall. After his visit to Louisville, the Cardinals figure to be a strong factor at decision time.

"He's probably going to make a decision about the start of his (junior) season," Tyler said. "He's going to make one or two more visits and then he'll make a decision. He just wants to get it out of the way because he wants to start working toward the program. He's going to make a choice real soon because he wants be able to get in and play when he gets to college."

Tyler said his son will also likely visit UConn and Memphis this fall before making a decision. He made visits to both UCLA and USC last year but neither the Bruins or Trojans seem to be major factors in his recruitment right now.

"He loved (Louisville) and he really likes Pitino," Tyler reiterated. "He likes his history and work ethic. We went down there and watched the guys workout and Jeremy was just impressed. Jeremy knows one of their post guys – Samardo Samuels - and Samardo told him how his game has elevated under Pitino. I think that kind of impressed him."

While Tyler is listed as a center, Louisville believes he has the skills and ability to play facing the basket.

"Pitino explained to us that he (envisions) Jeremy being able to face up, which is a lot of the stuff Jeremy has been working on already," Tyler said. "Pitino kind of illustrated that's what he'd have him doing instead of just posting up down in the post. I think Jeremy was impressed with that."

Louisville now has set the bar in Tyler's recruitment. UConn and Memphis will likely get their chance to sell their programs in the near future.

"I want him to go hear what everybody has to say before he makes a decision because this is a life decision he's got to make," Tyler said.


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