Fluellen waiting for Louisville offer

Michael Fluellen, a 6-5, 190-pound wide receiver from Seneca, emerged as one of Kentucky's top prospects during his final season with the Redhawks. Fluellen visited Louisville Saturday and wants a scholarship offer from Charlie Strong's Cardinals.

Michael Fluellen, a 6'5, 190-pound wide receiver from Seneca, made an unofficial visit to Louisville Saturday for the Cardinals 17-10 to West Virginia.

Fluellen, who visited with teammates DaMarcus Smith and Tyrone Pearson, emerged as one of the top wide receivers in the state this season with 54 receptions for 1,558 yards and 18 touchdowns. In addition to attending the football game, Fluellen also sat with a large group of recruits Saturday night at Louisville's basketball game against Jackson State at the KFC Yum! Center.

"I enjoyed it," Fluellen said. "I've only been to two or three [Louisville] games, but last night I saw a lot of recruits at the basketball game and I felt welcome."

Now, Fluellen waits – and hopes – Louisville will make him an offer. The Cardinals already have commitments from three wide receivers, including Ballard's DeVante Parker and Miami star Charles Gaines. Fluellen hopes Louisville finds room for him before National Signing Day.

"Right now, they have stacked up recruits at my position and I'm waiting," Fluellen said. "They said after the season they'll deal with me about offering."

If Louisville offers, Fluellen likely will stay home to play for Charlie Strong's program.

"Louisville is my top choice," Fluellen said. "It's my hometown school and I've always wanted to go there since I was a kid. It's always been my favorite. It's my families favorite. It's my dream to play for my hometown school. Coach [Ron] Dugans has been telling me to be patient. They want me to stay in town."

Fluellen is also receiving interest from Kentucky and Illinois, but neither schools has offered a scholarship. He plans to visit both schools next month.

"A lot of schools are waiting on offering," Fluellen said. "[Coaches] like my ability to take down the long ball. I catch the ball with my hands and keep it away from my body and I have speed in the open field."


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