Poythress is a 6’8 200 lb. power forward from Clarksville Tennessee. Scout, Rivals, and ESPN all consider him a top 50 prospect for the 2012 class. He does not yet hold an offer from Louisville, but the coaching staff has started to show some serious interest. Poythress spent last spring playing with the Nashville Celtics, but is now currently a member of the Georgia Stars.
Cincinnati, Florida, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Ohio State, Duke, Minnesota, Stanford and Texas are all actively recruiting him.<