Louisville next for Harris

Tobias Harris, a five-star forward in the Class of 2010, has already visited Syracuse, Tennessee and Kentucky this fall. He plans to visit four more schools before he makes a decision and this weekend the 6'8, 225-pound Harris is scheduled to visit Louisville.

Tobias Harris has made three visits this fall. He's got four more to take before he makes a decision next month. This weekend, the five-star Dix Hills, New York prospect will visit Louisville, the 2009 Big East champions. The Cardinals have made a strong move for Scout.com's No. 2-rated power forward in the Class of 2010 this fall.

Harris will finish up with visits to West Virginia, Georgia Tech, Maryland before he makes his decision.

"Tobias wants to take all seven visits and after that he wants to make a decision," Torrell Harris told InsideTheVille.com. "We're treating them all the same. We'll probably get everything in by November. We'd like to make a commitment by November. We'd like to get the process out of the way before his high school season."

Harris is looking for a school that fits his ability on the court.

"Style of play is very important," said Harris. "The coaching staff is important. The relationships – how he gets along with the teammates there, how the chemistry, how they bond – that's important. And Tobias wants to play the point-forward position on the team and be able to handle to ball. Those are the main factors.

"All seven schools pretty much offer the same thing. All the coaches are great. What's it's going to come down to is how he gets along with the teammates – the guys he's going to go to war with. Are they on the same page to win or are some of them just thinking about the NBA? These are the guys he's going to be around twenty-four hours a day – his family away from home. I think that's going to be a real critical factor."

What stands out about Louisville?

"One of the reasons we like Louisville is Rick Pitino," Harris said. "He's good at working with point-forwards. So that's a plus. His style of play is also a plus because Tobias likes to run and press. We look at Pitino as a coach and how he can help a player improve and help make a player an exceptional NBA player."

Here's what Harris said about his first three visits:

Syracuse: "It was good.," Torrell Harris said. "Tobias got to hang out with their team and go to the football game. He got to spend quality time speaking with the coaches and it went pretty good."

Kentucky: "It was a really good trip," Torrell Harris told the Louisville Courier-Journal. "It showed us how strong the Kentucky basketball tradition is and how excited everyone is about coach (John) Calipari."

Tennessee: "They are definitely up there," Harris said. "Coach Pearl is great, he knows my time frame, and they didn't press me for a commitment or anything. I was impressed with the coaching staff and how close the team is with one another. I had a great visit, I expected it to be good, and I didn't expect it to be as great as it ended up being."

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