"Kentucky, Louisville, Clemson and Nebraska have offered me a scholarship," said Lexington (Ky.) Henry Clay Tight End Sam Gardner to Bearcat Insider DM Berk.
Gardner recently attended a Cincinnati spring practice as an unofficial visitor. "They've been sending me a bunch of letters and have wanted me to come up and practice while they are getting through spring practice," Gardner said of Cincinnati. "They are a hard working team and the coaching staffs nice and want their players to work hard."
The 6-foot-6 and 245 pound Tight End prospect has been a load to handle for any defense, as his name has been well known among the Lexington (Ky.) faithful for some time. He possesses soft hands and a nice frame to go along with a 4.8 forty yard dash - a trait that has attracted a lot of schools to Henry Clay in anticipation of moving him to the offensive line.
"Clemson and Nebraska have offered me, also and I like their coaches," Gardner stated. "Their coaching staff seems like a bunch of good guys and they're good football teams."
It appears though that hometown favorites Kentucky, Louisville, and possibly Cincinnati look to be in the best position because they are close to home. "I'd say right now Kentucky and Louisville are looking the best to me, cause they're both in-state," said Gardner, whom admitted distance was an important factor in his decision. "And, I grew up watching Kentucky football."