Cullman (Ala.) offensive guard Spencer Region isn't ready to name a leader quite yet, but he admittedly came away from last week's trip to Louisville more than a little impressed.
"They're up there pretty high," he said Wednesday.
What did the 6-foot-6, 330-pounder like about the Cardinals? Well, just about everything, apparently.
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"I liked being up in Louisville," Region said. "It's a nice place. It was a really good place to be. One big thing is, how good I felt with the team there. They even made a comment that it feels like I'm part of the team already. Overall, it went really well and I really enjoyed it. I'm ready to go back and check it out. I may go back on an unofficial visit [before signing day]."
Not only does Region like Louisville's current team, he is impressed with the class the Cardinals are putting together.
"I really think [head coach Charlie Strong] and his staff are doing a good job and are going to get it turned around," Region said.
According to Region, four teams remain in the hunt - Auburn, Louisville, LSU and Wisconsin. He originally planned to visit LSU this weekend, but said that trip is off, at least for now, because "other family stuff came up." Region is hopeful he can get to Wisconsin on Jan. 28.
"Right now, I'm trying to take my official visits and see where the cards fall," he said. "At this point, they're all even. I want to make sure whoever I choose, it's definitely where I need to be."
Region, who once was committed to Auburn and recently competed in the Under Armour All-American game in St. Petersburg, Fla., said he plans to announce his destination on signing day. He isn't worried about spots possibly filling up at any of his top-four schools.
"I feel comfortable where I'm at right now," Region said. "Nobody is really rushing me."