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Friday Evening Cardinal News And Notes

The Summer Tour hits up Mount Rushmore, the sadder, less successful younger brother of Mount Russmore.

I_medium Bobby Petrino likes to play fast, and he has a team with the speed to do just that.

I_medium Some early session day 4 camp notes from Jeff Greer.

I_medium The C-J's Steve Jones has a great Q&A with new Cardinal commit Donovan Mitchell.

When did you come to the conclusion that you would commit to Louisville? Did you expect to do that this week?

To be honest with you, I knew I was going to Louisville - to myself, I didn't tell anyone - for about a week and a half or two weeks. Then I had a dream was playing in front of 22,000 (at the KFC Yum! Center), and that's when I told my parents that I want to commit to Louisville. But we had agreed that we were going to pray on it as a family and go and see the school. And for being here for not even a full day, I told them it was the right place for me.

What did you see that impressed you?

I saw the entire school, but just realizing how close of a group these guys are. You already see the incoming freshmen are treated like they've been here two years. The whole aspect of a family is great. Coach (Rick Pitino) is great. The gym is just on a whole different level. The dorms, the academics, everything are great. I'll get more in depth as far as the academics are concerned tomorrow. Seeing everything I just felt it was the right place for me.

Did you get to see a practice or a workout?

I saw them practice, and I could see myself being out there on the court doing those same drills. Everything pretty much I could envision myself being there. Every time I could see it. There were no hiccups, no worries. I just felt like that was the right place. I feel like he's a great coach because he gets after the guys when they do something wrong, and it's only to make them better. There's clear evidence of what he's done.

What was Coach Pitino's reaction's when you told him today?

His words were, 'I've never been this happy in my life.' It was a great feeling to have that for me. That was his reaction.

Love this class.

I_medium Four-star quarterback Keaton Torre tweeted Friday afternoon that he will be visiting Louisville this weekend with fellow Oklahoman and U of L commit Dahu Green. Torre is rated by Rivals as the No. 7 quarterback in the class of 2016, and has already been offered a scholarship by Bobby Petrino.

I_medium NBC Sports gives a quick breakdown of every college player at this week's adidas Nations.

Montrezl Harrell, Louisville: The jumper wasn't falling but the motor kept running for Harrell, as he showed an improved dribble-drive game from the elbow. (SP)

Chris Jones, Louisville: Jones did a good job of getting his teammates involved, and he was also aggressive on the defensive end of the floor. (RJ)

Terry Rozier, Louisville: Looked like one of the best prospects in attendance at times but was prone to over-penetrating and getting himself into tough spots. (SP)

I_medium With the Louisville/Kentucky football game moving to the final week of the season, summer rivalry talk in the Commonwealth has been noticeably muted.

I_medium Three star tight end Chris Cunningham will announce his college destination this evening at 6. Cunningham is reportedly down to Louisville and Virginia Tech.

I_medium Matt Milton talks with Sean Moth about day three of practice.

I_medium If you're headed to Clemson to watch the Cards in October, it's not too early to start thinking about your tailgating plans.

I_medium Football season tickets were mailed today. Subtitle: Boner Jams 2014.

I_medium Is Terry's evil twin next up for Louisville?

I_medium The teaser for the Saved by the Bell Lifetime movie is everything I dreamed it would be. Again, Sept. 1 is going to be one of the biggest days of my life.

I_medium Explaining how the new college football playoff works in two minutes.

I_medium Zachary Brown and Peyton Siva spending some quality time together at the PGA.


I_medium The Prez is back on Twitter, and it's fantastic.

I_medium The ACC and Maryland have finally reached a legal agreement.

I_medium Former IU guard Peter Jurkin is headed to East Tennessee State, which is located in Johnson City, TN. These are all merely facts which I am laying out before you.

I_medium More on Rowan County pitcher Cameron Planck, who committed to Louisville earlier this week.

I_medium And finally, a reminder that Teddy Bridgewater will be making his professional debut this evening when the Vikings host the Raiders at 8 p.m. Marcus Smith will also be getting his first taste of the NFL when the Eagles play the Bears at the same time.