Faust thinking about Louisville visit

Though Nick Faust, the No. 41-rated prospect in the Class of 2011, is still trying to decide if he'll make an official visit to Louisville the first weekend in September, the 6'5 shooting guard from Baltimore says he's talking with the Cardinals about an in-home visit.

Louisville is bringing in a pair of five-star prospects – power forward Quincy Miller and point guard Josiah Turner – and four-star small forward Deuce Bello for official visits the first weekend in September.

The Cardinals are also trying to convince Nick Faust to join the party that weekend. Faust, a 6'5 shooting guard from Baltimore, says he's undecided about making an official visit to Louisville that weekend. Faust, the No. 41 overall prospect in Scout.com's 2011 rankings, told InsideTheVille.com earlier this month that he was scheduled to visit Louisville that weekend.

"We're still talking about it," Faust told InsideTheVille.com Tuesday night. "I'm not sure yet. We haven't made a set date. I'll probably know for sure in the next few days."

What will be the deciding factor on whether to visit Louisville?

"I would say having a great relationship with the coach and being able to come in as a freshman and make an impact," Faust said.

Faust admitted he is still trying to figure out how large of a role he could play at Louisville as a freshman given that the Cardinals already have a commitment from five-star Chicago, Ill. shooting guard Wayne Blackshear, Scout.com's No. 12 prospect in the Class of 2011.

"I talk to [Louisville] a lot," said Faust, who maintains ties with Cardinals assistant Tim Fuller. "He said it would be a great look to come in and check out the facilities of where I could be at."

Though Faust doesn't have any official visit set, he's looking forward to in-home visits in September with Marquette (Sept. 20), Oregon State, Louisville and Maryland. Those visits likely will play a large role in his official visit schedule.

"Louisville and Maryland are coming in real soon," Faust said. "We're talking about dates right now."

Though Louisville, Marquette and Maryland appear to be leading the way with the four-star prospects recruitment, Faust said a few other programs are still in the running for his services.

"I'm still open," said Faust, "I also still have West Virginia, Kansas, Tennessee and Florida State."

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