Privott enjoys visit; works on other recruits

Mike Privott, Louisville's highest rated 2009, commit made an official visit to UofL this weekend and came away raving about his future school. The Norfolk (VA) Lake Taylor star linebacker also had an opportunity to work on several important recruits who also visited Louisville this weekend.

"The visit to Louisville was excellent," Mike Privott told "Everything was great. I give it an A+. It was a great atmosphere. I got to meet a lot of alumni at homecoming. We had a great time watching them warm-up and play."

Earlier this fall, Privott wavered on his commitment to Louisville before opting to stay with the Cardinals. Did his official visit fully convince Privott that Louisville is where he belongs?

"It really does," Privott said. "I got to hang out with the players after the game and see the campus atmosphere and the lifestyle they live. It was homecoming and it felt like home to me. It was like high school all over again – same colors, same energy..everything."

Privott, travelled to Louisville with several family members and junior teammate Travis Williams. Privott got a chance to experience a game-day atmosphere at PJCS and also had an opportunity to interact with the Louisville coaching staff prior to Saturday's 42-23 win over Middle Tennessee.

"I got a chance to talk to all the coaches and they all wish I was there (now)," said Privott. "I got to talk to coach Bill Miller. I spoke to coach (Ron) English. He's a very intense coach. He showed me the pre-game plan and showed me what I would be doing when I get here. And coach Steve Kragthorpe was a great host. Everybody on the recruiting staff was great. It was excellent."

Trent Guy, who was banged up during yesterday's game, served as Privott's on-campus host.

Mike Privott is trying to get
Julius Forte to join him
at Louisville.

"Trent Guy was a wonderful host," Privott said. "He was a little banged up and got iced after the game but he showed me around campus. We went downtown and hung out and I went to a step show on campus. It was real nice. There is a lot of fan support."

Now at 4-2, Louisville is showing positive signs of improved play heading into Big East play. Privott has noticed the Cardinals improvement on the field so far this season.

"I think they're playing pretty good football," Privott said. "They need a little more consistency on offense but the defense is playing very well. I think they're right where they need to be in the season right now."

Privott was just one of several official visitors on campus this weekend. Besides the three-star linebacker, Louisville also hosted three-star DE Julius Forte and wide receivers Mywan Jackson, Tim Smith and Marcus McNeal.

"I met most of them," Privott said. "I am hanging out with Julius Forte right now and me and Shenard Holton are trying to get him to come to (Louisville). Hopefully a lot of those guys will commit before signing day."

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