Bridgewater, Rogers visiting Louisville

Five-star Miami (FL) Northwestern quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and three-star teammate Eli Rogers will make an official visit to Louisville this weekend. Bridgewater, the No. 3-rated quarterback prospect nationally, is committed to Miami, but is seriously re-thinking his future. Can Charlie Strong reel in two of south Florida's best prospects?

Three-star Miami (FL) Northwestern wide receiver Eli Rogers told Monday that he and five-star teammate Teddy Bridgewater will make an official visit to Louisville this weekend.

Rogers and Bridewater had plans to visit Cincinnati, but now will visit Charlie Strong's program instead.

Five-star Miami QB commitment Teddy Bridgewater will visit Louisville officially this weekend.
Last week, Louisville assistant Clint Hurtt made in-home visits with both prospects in Miami, and Rogers told that the Cardinals moved to the top of his list after the meeting.

"He's [Bridgewater] interested, too, they're [Louisville] one of his top schools," said Rogers.

Bridgewater remains committed to Miami, but is seriously re-evaluating his recruitment in the wake of Randy Shannon's firing last week.

Rated the No. 3 quarterback prospect in the nation, Bridgewater would easily be one of the top recruits in UofL football history. If Bridgewater chooses Louisville, he would join former stars Michael Bush, Brian Brohm and Peanut Whitehead as the most decorated high school recruits in Cardinal history.

As a junior, Bridgewater threw for 2,546 yards and 32 touchdowns, adding 400 yards and eight scores on the ground.

This season, Bridgewater has thrown for a Dade County-leading 2,600 yards and 22 touchdowns with only two interceptions, and also rushed for more than 200 yards. He missed two games this season with a minor knee injury, but returned to lead his team in the state playoffs. In his final game, a 42-27 loss to Miami Central in the Class 6A semifinals, Bridgewater threw for 436 yards and scored four touchdowns.

"He has repeatedly shown that he possesses that elusive quality known as "it", the quality that makes plays when a team needs them most," said analyst Geoff Vogt. "While he needs work mechanically as a QB, there is no question he gets the ball where he wants it and he has terrific timing."

Bridgewater, who attended the Elite 11 Camp in California last summer, will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio this January.

Louisville has solid connections at Northwestern, as the Cardinals signed Michaelee Harris and Corvin Lamb from the school last season. Hurtt, a former assistant at Miami, has strong recruiting ties in south Florida.

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