Harris has ‘great' visit to Louisville

Tobias Harris was one of several talented juniors to visit with Rick Pitino's Louisville Cardinals last weekend. Harris, Scout.com's No.7-rated power forward in the Class of 2010, got a better feel for the Cardinals during his second unofficial visit to Louisville.

"Tobias had a great visit to Louisville. The whole visit was nice," Tobias' father, Torrel Harris, told Mike Sullivan of ScoutNYPreps.com. "Tobias had the chance watch the football game (between) Louisville and Kentucky. The fans were unbelievable, especially when the Louisville basketball team was introduced. The whole atmosphere was great."

While in town, Harris' second unofficial visit to Louisville this summer, the talented forward received some face time with UofL head coach Rick Pitino.

Harris is strongly considering Louisville as
an option.

"Tobias had a meeting with Coach Rick Pitino and he came away very impressed with Coach Pitino and all of the coaches," Harris said. "This was Tobias second visit to the University of Louisville, but he said this time was different."

What was different about Harris' second visit to Louisville?

"When (he) came down the first time, Coach Pitino really hadn't had a chance to see him play - only coach Walter McCarty did," said Harris. "This time he had seen Tobias play during the July evaluation period at the Reebok All American camp and at Peach Jam. (Coach) Pitino told Tobias that he really liked the multi-skill level of his game."

Harris wasn't the only big-time recruit in town over the weekend. The Cardinals hosted a slew of talented juniors, including Jeremy Tyler, Doron Lamb and Josh Selby.

"Tobias felt like his visit was a tour to see everything, like the basketball facilities, football stadium, the dorm where the players stay. He liked the facilities and the coaching staff also. And you can't get any better than coach Pitino."

While Louisville is one of the top contenders in Harris' recruitment, the New York standout is also considering Syracuse, Rutgers, Georgetown, Virginia, Maryland, Marquette, West Virginia, Wake Forest and USC.

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