U of L expecting five football visitors

The University of Louisville football staff has a busy weekend on tap, hosting as many as five official visitors on campus. Cardinal Authority has a look at each of the visitors.

The University of Louisville has eight commitments in the Class of 2013 and the staff will have a busy weekend ahead with five visitors.

Trinity wide receiver James Quick, the state's top prospect and the No. 22 prospect nationally by Scout.com, will make his official visit. Quick has also visited Ohio State and will be headed to Kentucky, Oregon and Tennessee in the next few weeks before making a decision on Jan. 5 at the U.S. Army All-American game.

Lakota, Ohio, West offensive lineman Kyle Meadows will also be making his official visit. The 6-foot-6, 280-pound Meadows is ranked as the No. 38 offensive tackle nationally and has already visited West Virginia and Oklahoma. Meadows also has scholarship offers from Pittsburgh, Indiana, Florida State, Purdue, Kentucky, Kansas and North Carolina State among others.

Junior-college quarterback Brett Nelson, who just picked up an offer from the Cardinals earlier this week, is also visiting. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Nelson played for San Diego Southwestern (Calif.) College and threw for 2,765 yards and eight touchdowns in 11 games. He threw for three or more TDs in six games.

Tampa Bay, Fla., Tech wide receiver Richard Benjamin is also making an official visit. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Benjamin, a previous commitment to Central Florida, is also considering Purdue, Texas A&M and West Virginia among others. Benjamin had 718 yards rushing and five touchdowns and 509 yards receiving and six TDs as a senior. He also had four interceptions.

The fifth visitor will be Flowery Branch, Ga., offensive lineman Chandler Bridges, who has already committed to U of L. Bridges has made several unofficial visits to the campus since he committed last summer.

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