One school in particular worked four-star prospect Justin Coleman the hardest, and that is why he is headed to the Big East.
Coleman, an athletic 6-foot-4, 215-pound small forward from Huntington (W.V.) Prep is headed to Louisville.
"Louisville got involved a little over a month and a half ago," said Huntington Prep head coach Rob Fulford. "They definitely recruited Justin the hardest of all the schools. Coach Pitino was at three of our games, and they are scheduled to be at our game coming up against Oak Hill.
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"They did a good job of getting Justin to open up and they built a relationship with him."
Coleman, the No. 45 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, had plenty of other recruiting attention although his ability to qualify academically is still in question. UConn, Marquette and Arkansas all had offers on the table and were pursuing Coleman according to Coach Fulford.
Now that the recruiting process is over for Coleman, academics are at the forefront.
Coleman is averaging 17.6 points, six rebounds and three assists per game.
He joins three-star point guard Russ Smith of South Kent (Conn.) Prep in Loouisville's 2010 recruiting class.