Los Angeles, CA (Future150) -- Rick Pitino has become notorious for making things happen with recruits despite a lack of scholarships. It hasn't stopped him yet, and it doesn't look like it will happen anytime soon.
On Wednesday, Austin Pope, a 2013 guard from Los Angeles College Prep (CA), made his commitment to Louisville.
However, like many other recruits, this situation is unique.
Pope, a member of the 2013 class, will walk-on and red-shirt in 2013 and officially touch the floor for the Cardinals in 2014.
"This situation will give me time to get better and get my body ready for the next level," Pope told Future150.com.
Pope also has ties to Louisville, as his cousin Andre McGee suited up for Pitino in the past.
"I've been around Louisville for years now because of Andre," he began. "I've always wanted to wear that Cardinal red!"
He comes in at No. 140 in the 2013 Future150 rankings as three-star.
San Diego State, USC, Hawaii, Colorado, Oregon, and UCLA were also involved.