Scott-Wesley rates Louisville visit a '10'

Scott-Wesley rates Louisville visit a '10'

Justin Scott-Wesley, a three-star Georgia commit, is seriously considering Louisville after making an official visit this weekend. Scott-Wesley spoke with InsideTheVille.com about the status of his commitment to Georgia and how the Cardinals will factor into his college decision.

Justin Scott-Wesley, a three-star Georgia commit, told InsideTheVille.com that he is seriously considering Louisville after making an official visit this weekend.

Scott-Wesley, the No. 53-ranked wide receiver nationally, arrived in Louisville Friday and attended the Cardinals 17-10 loss to West Virginia Saturday afternoon at PJCS. Scott-Wesley also took in the Louisville basketball game against Jackson State Saturday night at the KFC Yum! Center.

"I'd rate it a 10," Scott-Wesley said of his visit to Louisville. "I really enjoyed myself at the game. They took me to the UofL basketball game so I got a chance to watch some basketball. I just really enjoyed the atmosphere that they presented."

Scott-Wesley, from Camilla, Ga., a small town with less than 6,000 residents, enjoyed Louisville's 'big city' feel.


Justin Scott-Wesley
"I liked the city, that was the first thing that stood out to me. There's a lot going on in the city and a lot to do," said Scott-Wesley. "Coming from a small town that appeals to me."

"The coaching staff is down to earth and they really know their craft," Scott-Wesley added. "The players were cool. Some programs have guys that are jealous of recruits, but there was none of that at Louisville. And all the athletic facilities were amazing."

Scott-Wesley also had an opportunity to get to know Charlie Strong during his visit. Strong told Scott-Wesley he could help Louisville's offense, which struggled against the Mountaineers, early in his career.

"I ate dinner and breakfast with Coach Strong," Scott-Wesley said. "He was telling me how I would have a good chance to come in and make an impact early. He was saying how the team could use my speed. And he told about himself, where he comes from and what he stands for. He said he was going to help me become a better football player and person overall."

Louisville OC Mike Sanford explained how he'd use Scott-Wesley's blazing 4.4 forty-speed.

"We watched some film of the offense and he told me my role on the team if I were to come," Scott-Wesley said. "He wants to use my speed to stretch the field and put me in some screen situations and jet-sweeps, and pitch the ball to me. He said he wanted to put my speed in space. That's very appealing. That's the type of player that I am."

Scott-Wesley also spend time with four-star Florida tight end commit A.C. Leonard, who also made an official visit to Louisville.

"They had me A.C. Leonard up there together," Scott-Wesley said. "I spent all my time with him. He enjoyed himself as much as I did. He seemed to like it. They were telling him he'd get a shot early. They did throw the ball a lot to the tight end in the game. If I were a tight end it would appeal to me. Coach Sanford did some good things with the tight end."

Scott-Wesley also met future Louisville quarterback DaMarcus Smith. "We sat down and talked at the basketball game and introduced ourselves," Scott-Wesley said. "We traded numbers so I'll call him and touch base."

Next up for Scott-Wesley, an official visit to Maryland on December 10. "I'm going to give them a serious look," Scott-Wesley said.

Scott-Wesley also plans to make an official visit to Georgia in December. Scott-Wesley said that Louisville and Maryland are the only two schools he's considering other than the Bulldogs. Louisville, which is trying to pry Scott-Wesley away from Georgia, convinced two Georgia commits – B.J. Butler and Deon Rogers – to sign with the Cardinals last year.

"Right now I'm really considering Louisville," Scott-Wesley said. "Before I committed I was talking to the Louisville coaches. As far as Georgia right now I'd say I'm about 50 percent committed. I just have to go home, pray about it and talk to my head coach and family about it. I have to evaluate what is best for me."

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