Rick Pitino Will Visit P.J. Dozier Next Week

Perry Dozier

It looks like P.J. Dozier is definitely back in the mix to get the last spot in the 2015 class that Antonio Blakeney had for a solid 11 days. We knew that the Cards would be interested in him again, but would he listen to them? Well that question has been answered, and it’s yes. Next Wednesday, Rick Pitino will makeΒ the trip to South Carolina to have an in-home visit with Dozier and his family, Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal writes.

The in-home visit will determine if Louisville gets one of Dozier’s five official visits in the next few weeks. Right now, four of them are already set: Michigan (Sept. 26), North Carolina (Oct. 3), Georgetown (Oct. 17), and South Carolina (Oct. 24).

This is from the article:

“He said, ‘Dad, until I go on my visits, that’s the only way I’ll know if it’s a fit for me,'” Dozier Sr. said on Tuesday. “… People can predict all day, but there would be a lot of people winning the lottery if they knew what they were talking about, right? North Carolina has done a great job, but again, we haven’t taken an official visit there. At one time, people said it would be South Carolina because he would be at home. Now people are saying it’s going to Georgetown because it’s close to my home (of Baltimore). There’s a lot of projections and predictions, and people can do that all they want. But I do know this – that P.J. is going through the process the correct way. I’ll be glad when it’s over with, but however long it takes to make the decision, I don’t want him to look back after he makes it.”

I think Louisville has just as good a shot as anyone else that has been named. If Pitino impresses Dozier enough to get an official visit, and I don’t see how that won’t happen, then it’s a whole new ballgame and an even playing field between those five schools. Most people have said that North Carolina has the edge, but as you can read what his dad said, no one is really a leader until the official visits are taken.

Dozier is a 6’6 guard and can play either the point or the two (shooting guard). Paired up with Donovan Mitchell, who can also play either position, the backcourt for the Cards would not only be set for the next few years, but be very talented.

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