Fern Creek (Louisville, KY) wide receiver Mario Urrutia had been considering taking all five official visits before making his decision. Now, it appears he may only take three.
“I’m probably just going to take the three [official visits before deciding],” Urrutia said. “I’ve rescheduled my official visit to Louisville for the first week in January and I have to reschedule my visit to Kentucky. I have the ACT’s on December 13th [which was my original Kentucky visit date]. I’m definitely going to make those two visits.”
Urrutia, a 6-6 1/2, 218 pound wide receiver, made his first official visit this weekend. He went to the University of Virginia, which was his first-ever visit to Charlottesville.
“It was all right…it was good,” Urrutia said of his UVA visit. He was hosted on Friday night by Emmanuel Byers and Saturday night by Michael Johnson. “The campus was nice. The stadium was loud…it was intense. The fans got really into it, and I think they helped give the team that extra boost when they needed it to beat Virginia Tech like they did. The players were really excited to win…you could just see it in their faces.”
Urrutia has now been to Virginia, Kentucky, and Louisville for game atmospheres. The Virginia fans stand out above the other two programs.
“The only difference between the three was that the Virginia fans really got into the game more,” Urrutia said. “There were about the same amount for each game, just UVA’s fans were louder.”
Coach Al Groh met with Urrutia, and indicated that the young Kentucky star reminded the staff of a former UVA star wide receiver.
“Coach Groh said it was nice to have me there,” Urrutia said. “He said it would be nice to have me there as a freshman next year. They said they would give me the ball, and that I reminded them of Billy McMullen. It was pretty cool. All of the coaches are pretty cool, and they seem straight with me. The coaches are cool, and that’s a big part of my decision.”
Virginia, Kentucky, and Louisville are all even on Urrutia’s list. He will make his final two visits, and hopes to decide after those are complete.
“I want to take my visits, and then see what my feeling was like one each,” Urrutia said. He originally committed to Kentucky earlier this year but de-committed soon after. “That’s how I’ll decide.”
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