Central Park combo forward Jonathan Huffman became Louisville’s 6th commitment in the 2005 class when he verbally committed to Rick Pitino, choosing the Cardinal over Florida State, Miami, Minnesota and UAB.
“I took a visit this weekend and everything was great,” Huffman said. “It felt right and when I left I knew that is where I wanted to go but I came home and thought about it and then discussed things with everyone that is important to me and they agreed Louisville was the school.
“I called Coach Pitino tonight and told him I was committing and he was really happy. It’s a relief for me to have it behind me and to know I made the right decision.
“Coach Pitino knows how to make a player reach his full potential and help him get ready for the NBA. Also, he has a style that fits me because his teams get out and run on offense and they let there big man play.”
Huffman, 6-foot-11, 210-pounds, said his visit to the Louisville campus sold him on the Cardinals.
“It was cool hanging out with the coaches and players. All of them made me feel that I was needed and there was room for me,” Huffman said. “I was worried that they had so many commitments but after the coaches explained everything to me I felt more comfortable.
“The campus itself was really nice. Freedom Hall was impressive with all the history that they have and I also liked the player’s dorms.
“Just everything combined let me know that it was the perfect place for me and I’m really excited to have this opportunity.”