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Jared Swopshire commits to U of L

The Louisville basketball team received its third commitment in two weeks when IMG Academy (FL) forward Jared Swopshire verballed to the Cards on Saturday night.

The 6-foot-7, 180-pound Swopshire had reportedly narrowed down his options to Louisville and Big East rival Marquette, but made up his mind after visiting U of L this weekend.

"I had never been before and wanted to make a visit with my family," Swopshire told The Courier-Journal. "It's a good environment for me. I love how coach Pitino and his staff coach and help the players get better. I really liked it all."

Swopshire's body doesn't appear to be ready for the wear and tear of the Big East, but he's athletic, he's a good shooter and he has an enormous upside. Think of an 18-year-old, afroed Francisco Garcia.

Cardinal fans will have the opportunity to see the fifth member of Pitino's class of 2008 in person when his IMG Academy team takes on Tyreke Evans, MoMo Jones and American Christian (PA) on Dec. 7 inside Freedom Hall.

Great name, great hair, I'm on board.