Louisville football recruiting notebook

The University of Louisville football program hosted a bunch of visitors during the first three weeks of the season. Here are a few notes on several of those visitors and some other U of L football targets.


Paducah Tilghman senior offensive lineman Kendall Calhoun pulled off the Bluegrass double dip on Saturday. He spent the afternoon in Louisville watching the Cardinals beat North Carolina and then traveled to Lexington to see the Kentucky Wildcats drop a game in overtime to Western Kentucky.

The 6-foot-7, 265-pound Calhoun said all three schools are recruiting him.

"I had a lot of fun, but it was tiring," Calhoun said. "I had planned it before. I liked both of the games a lot. I wanted to see what they were both like."

Calhoun, who holds an offer from Miami, Ohio, was making his second trip to U of L. He also watched the Cardinals beat Kentucky in The Opening game.

"They were pretty much the same, I liked it both times I was there," Calhoun said. "I had a great time and hope to hear from them soon."


Fort Thomas Highlands junior tight end Nick True will be one of the top prospects statewide in the Class of 2014.

The 6-foot-7, 235-pound tight end got a look last weekend at the University of Louisville program, visiting for the North Carolina game.

"It was awesome," True said of the visit to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. "I talked to the tight end coach, (Sherrone) Moore for a while and had fun."

True, who has seven catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns in just two games for the Bluebirds this season, said he has a lot of looks.

Illinois, Ohio State, U of L, Tennessee and Colorado State are showing the most interest at this point in True.


Paducah Tilghman junior linebacker Derik Overstreet also made his second trip to watch the Cardinals this season, coming for the UK and UNC games.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Overstreet said U of L is one of the schools showing him the most interest. He said the Cardinals want him as a linebacker, while some schools have expressed an interest at defensive end.

"I really like the stadium's atmosphere, the fans stay into the game the whole time," Overstreet said. "I met coach (Charlie) Strong before the game and got a chance to talk to the linebackers coach (Brian Jean-Mary) before and after the (North Carolina) game."

He's also hearing from Mississippi State and Western Kentucky.

Overstreet led his team with 41 tackles through four games.


Hamler, Ohio, Patrick Henry High School junior lineman Colt Pettit, a 2014 target and recent unofficial visitor to U of L, landed another offer this week.

Ohio recruiting analyst Bill Greene reports Illinois was the eighth offer for Pettit, who made the trip to Louisville for the UK game.

Pettit also has offers from Purdue, Indiana, Toledo, Kent State, Bowling Green and Akron. He also has interest from West Virginia and Stanford.

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