Things are certainly picking up for Anthony Wroten.
The four-star point guard from Seattle (Wash.) Garfield had an in-home visit with Louisville coach Rick Pitino Tuesday night and this weekend Wroten is expected to visit with the Cardinals, Seattle Rotary AAU coach Daryl Hennings said.
"He's going on a recruiting visit on Friday," Hennings said.
"I'm assuming they raised their level of interest because they're out here. Before it was all kinds of speculation and talk but for the most part from what I've heard there are only three or four players in the whole deal and they're one of them."
Rivals.com rates Wroten, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound prospect, as the eighth-best point guard and No. 30 overall in the 2011 class.
Washington is also very much involved and recent commit Hikeem Stewart from Seattle Rainier Beach has made it no secret he's actively recruiting Wroten for the Huskies' class.
Connecticut, Kansas, Kentucky, Syracuse, Tennessee and Villanova also made Wroten's cut earlier this summer. Wroten missed his entire junior season with a knee injury but returned to the AAU circuit this spring and looked fine.
Throughout his recruitment, different teams have led at different times. Wroten's father said Villanova and Washington had a solid chance at landing him in late March. Then Kentucky was considered a frontrunner and five-star standout Mike Gilchrist said he wanted to play with Wroten.
Now it appears Louisville and Washington have emerged as favorites.
"He's definitely interested," Hennings said of Wroten and the Cardinals.