Louisville was the first school to jump out and offer 6-6, 290-pound Greenwood (Ind.) Center Grove offensive lineman Skylar Lacy. On Friday, the Indianapolis area prospect made his way down I-65 for a visit with the Cardinals.
"Our spring break started Friday so I went to Louisville on Friday," Lacy said. "I loved it. Out of all the schools I have been to, I have never seen something like that. The campus is amazing and the stadium is gorgeous."
Louisville is recruiting Lacy as an offensive tackle, and Friday's visit gave him a chance to watch a spring practice and see how the coaching staff handles the team.
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"I love coaches that are up in your face," Lacy said. "I need that and that's how their coaching staff was. They all know each other real well, so there is chemistry with the coaching staff and they bring that to the players. Everybody is real open with each other. That's what I took from it."
The class of 2012 added a couple Indianapolis-area offensive linemen to Louisville's roster, including Avon's DeAndre Herron.
"I know of DeAndre through a couple people and I was texting him and [2013 quarterback commit] Kyle Bolin Friday night, talking about the campus," Lacy said. "I talked to DeAndre about why he went there and some things he went through with his decision.
"The main reason is they are on a huge turnaround right now. They just won a share of the Big East, their quarterback was a freshman All-American and they are going to be good. That's pretty much why he went down there."
Lacy's spring break continues this week, and he has plans to visit Ball State on Tuesday and Purdue on Friday. He is also looking to make it out to an Indiana spring practice before the week is out.
"Really, IU and Louisville are the only two schools I am getting to know real well right now," Lacy said. "IU told me they are only recruiting 2-3 offensive linemen this year, so they don't want to pull the trigger on me until they see me some more."
The offer from Louisville remains Lacy's only one for the time being, but he plans to keep his recruitment open for at least a few more months.
"I'm looking to see what this summer brings with camps," he said. "Hopefully, if everything goes right and more offers come through, I'll be able to make the decision by the end of summer. I'd like to get it all out of the way before my senior year."