Paying Homage To Tobias Harris

he good news is that Tobias Harris, one of the top ranked players in the class of 2010 basketball recruits, has the University of Louisville on his list of potential schools.

The bad news is that the 6-foot-8 prospect from Long Island also has 10 other schools on the list. Coaches from all of them are scheduled for in-home visits over the next the next few weeks.

The other discouraging news is that Kentucky (the Nike factory outlet)  and Syracuse (winner of the Fab Melo lottery) are on the list.

Here’s the schedule:

Wednesday, Sept. 9 — Kentucky
Thursday, Sept. 10 — Georgia Tech
Friday, Sept. 11 — Notre Dame
Saturday, Sept. 12 — Syracuse (noon)
Saturday, Sept. 12 — Connecticut (3 p.m.)
Saturday, Sept. 12 — Louisville (6 p.m.)
Sunday, Sept. 13 — St. John’s (3 p.m.)
Sunday, Sept. 13 — Tennessee (6 p.m.)
Monday, Sept. 14 — Oklahoma
Tuesday, Sept. 15 — West Virginia
Wednesday, Sept. 16 — Maryland

Small wonder so many schools think they have a special “in” with this player. He loves to entertain, and is flattered by scholarship offers.

One would hope the process gets a little old after the sixth visit, and he’s ready to make a decision.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.