Louisville football: Recruiting notebook

The University of Louisville football staff continues its recruiting efforts in recent weeks, hosting a bunch of prospects and offering many others. Here are a few notes from several prospects on the U of L radar.


Georgia commitment Gilbert Johnson of Miami Southridge High School made a visit last weekend to Louisville for camp.

Johnson, who committed to Georgia earlier this month after a camp there, said the U of L visit was "impressive."

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound three-star wide receiver said he was "solid, right now," on his Georgia commitment but said the Bulldogs and the Cardinals were the two schools recruiting him the hardest.

"Louisville is a nice place and I like the coaches," he said. "I know a lot of guys there. They told me I would be able to come in the first year and be a starter because they were losing one of their better wide receivers."

U of L defensive backs Andrew Johnson and Gerod Holliman both played their high school football at Southridge.


Decatur, Ga., Columbia wide receiver Shadell Bell went to camp at U of L, Tennessee and Auburn all in the same week.

The Class of 2015 prospect said the U of L visit went "great."

"I ran a 4.58," Bell said. "I really hadn't talked to (Louisville) all that much before camp but I believe they will probably offer. I hope so."

Bell has offers Virginia, North Carolina State, Duke and Appalachian State.

Bell is also a basketball standout at Columbia.


The U of L staff extended an offer to '15 quarterback Zach Gentry, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound prospect from Albuquerque, NM., Eldorado High School.

Gentry was at the U of L quarterback academy last week.

As a sophomore, Gentry threw for 2,022 yards and 17 touchdowns, while also rushing for 315 yards and nine scores.

He also has offers from San Diego State and New Mexico State.

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