Coleman Sets Up Unofficial Visit

Justin Coleman, No. 25 on's 2010 list, is working hard in the classroom, is set to take his SAT and will visit a Big East program this week.

Justin Coleman will finally get his chance to visit Louisville.

A few weeks ago, the 6-foot-4, 195-pound wing was set to fly to Louisville for an unofficial visit, but severe weather canceled his trip. So Coleman will take his trip on Wednesday for Louisville's game against South Florida.

"He was scheduled to go up two Saturdays ago for a game," Fulford said. "He was at home for break and we had two feet of snow in West Virginia. His flights were cancelled and he was stuck in the airport for basically a day, so this is a rescheduled visit."

Rick Pitino's program recently jumped into Coleman's recruitment a month ago, and they've made a strong impression on him.

"I think for kind of just talking with [Justin] it's a fit and a need," Fulford said. "Justin is going to go somewhere where he can play. He's a high level kid, so he's going to play wherever he goes, but based on what their needs are [it's a good fit]."

According to Fulford, Arkansas and Kentucky are two other schools that have expressed interest in the five-star prospect.

"He's got a ton of people interested, a lot of it is just kind of wait and see," Fulford told "There's still a lot [of interest]. I think he's going to try and take some more visits."

"Me personally I think he's probably going to wait a little while," he added. "He made such a rush first time around and I think he wants to evaluate a little bit. He's going to take his SAT on the 23rd."

Many schools backed off Coleman early on because of questions about his academic situation. While he still has a ways to go, Fulford said he's make progress in the classroom.

"He's doing well," he said. "His core GPA has to come up and he's doing all the right things. He's an intelligent kid, but he's just been lazy [in the past].

Coleman, an explosive athlete, is No. 4 on the small forward list in the 2010 class.

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