Louisville in the mix with Tobias Harris?

Few prospects have been hotter - or better - than 6-foot-8, 210-pound 2010 power forward Tobias Harris in July. Louisville has recruited Harris in the past and had him on campus for a visit last year. Are the Cardinals still in the mix?

Is Louisville still in the running with Tobias Harris, Scout.com fourth-rated power forward in the 2010 class?

"I don't know," Harris told InsideTheVille.com last week at the King City Classic, Nike's talent-laden, invitation-only skills camp. "I was really considering Louisville but I haven't really heard from them since June. My father said he hasn't heard from them either."

Louisville, like all the other schools on his Harris' list, had to be impressed with his play at the King City Classic and Nike Peach Jam. According to sources, the Cardinals have been keeping an eye on Harris this month and intend to actively pursue him.

That would be a smart move. The 6-8, 210-pound Harris was one of the top players in Cleveland and finished in the top five in both scoring (20.6 ppg) and rebounding (8.2) at the Peach Jam.

Though Harris has made several campus visits, including a trip to Louisville, he's not ready to name favorites. Harris said he's planning to take all five official visits this fall and will sign during the early signing period.

"I'm still pretty open right now," Harris said. "All the schools that I've visited I've liked. It's going to be a hard decision. I've really liked my visits to Tennessee, Georgia Tech and Notre Dame. All the schools on my list are in line for official visits. It just depends who is recruiting me the hardest after July."

Harris said the staffs at Tennessee, UConn, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Notre Dame and Syracuse have told him he's their top prospect at the forward position. At the Peach Jam, Harris also put Louisville back on his list. Harris says he'll consider many factors while making a decision.

"Style of play, coaching staff, academics, the players – how they are as people," Harris said. "I want to find a system where the forwards are able to play out on the wing and post up also - a style that gets up and down the floor."

While some coaches think Harris can play three in college, he likely projects as a ‘skilled' power forward that can shoot with range, handle it on the wing and rebound in the paint. Harris said it doesn't "matter which position I (play) as long as the system fits my game."

"A lot of coaches say I'm a three-man in a four-man's body," said Harris. "I can shoot from the outside, I can drive and I can also post-up. I think I could play the three at the next level. The only thing that could hold me back is whether I can defend that position. That's what I'm working on."


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