"It was fun. I enjoyed it," Peyton Siva said of his visit. "We went to the football game. We went out to eat and I got to sit down with Rick Pitino. Aaron (Dotson) went with me so that was fun. We just enjoyed it going to the football game together. They took me out to see a step show and showed me around campus."
Siva made no secret that he's trying to convince the 6-foot-4, 190-pound Dotson to join him at Louisville.
"I want Aaron to come play with me," Siva said. "He's a good person and he's a heck of a player. So I tried to tell him to come here and play with me. He knows it would be fun. Hopefully he does come with me. He seemed to like (Louisville) a lot. He said he's down to a select few and Louisville is high on his list."
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Besides attending Louisville's 42-23 win over Middle Tennessee Saturday afternoon, Siva also watched his future teammates practice at the Yum Center.
"I saw them practice," said Siva. "They looked good. I think they have a good team and I think they should take it all the way. They have the best frontcourt. Samardo (Samuels) is a monster in there and Earl Clark and T-Will are great. And their guards are good. They're good."
While watching the Cardinals practice, Siva envisioned himself on the court with his future team. "They go hard," Siva said. "I like how they practice. They run just like my high school practice. I look forward to playing with Edgar Sosa and hopefully Samardo if he stays."
Siva spent a lot of time on his official visit with fellow Seattle native Terrence Williams. While Williams had knee surgery last week and will be out of commission for a few weeks, the senior captain did his best to entertain Siva and Dotson. "We still went out with T-Will even though he's hurt," Siva said. "He showed me around town. He loves Louisville. It's like his second home."
Siva said he'll be signing with Louisville in November. He's also been working hard in preparation for his senior season at Seattle Franklin HS. "I've been shooting every day and getting my strength up," Siva said. "I'm trying to get stronger and get ready for the Big East."