Recruiting Roundup

InsideTheVille.com has the latest news from the football recruiting front in this 'roundup,' including the scoop on new prospects at running back and offensive line, plus updates on some key upcoming official visits.

Alabama RB/DB sets Louisville visit

Ameer Abdullah, a three-star, 5-9, 180-pound running back from Homewood, Alabama, will make an official visit to West Virginia January 14, and just scheduled his second official visit with a Big East rival this week.


Ameer Abdullah
"I am going to Louisville January 21," Abdullah told Scout.com's Andrew Bone. "A couple of their commitments were in the game last week. They said the Louisville coaches were telling them to really recruit me. I like their coaching staff."

That game was the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game, a contest Abdullah scored the game-winning touchdown. Louisville commit Jacquese Kirk also participated in the contest and worked Abdullah for the Cardinals.

"Coach [Mike] Groh came down here last Monday," Abdullah said. "He was telling me they have been recruiting me for a long time. He wanted to make sure to see me. I was introduced to Jacquese Kirk. He and I bonded well down in Mobile, and wanted me to know they want me there [Louisville]."

Abdullah rushed for 1,700 yards and 700 yards receiving with 27 touchdowns as a senior. West Virginia, Auburn, Louisville and Tennessee comprise the list.

Johnson down to three

Kaleb Johnson, a three-star offensive lineman from Jacksonville, Fla., has cut his list to Rutgers, North Carolina and Louisville.

Johnson has already made official visits to North Carolina and Rutgers and has a visit set to Louisville Jan. 14-16. Johnson told Scout.com this week following his visit to Piscataway that he doesn't have a leader.

Rashad Hill, a teammate of Johnson's, is expected to visit Louisville next month with Johnson. Hill, a 6-6, 280-pound offensive lineman, has offers from Louisville, Louisiana Tech, Pittsburgh, Southern Mississippi and Marshall.

Three-star corner plans three visits

Ahmad Christian, a three-star corner from Jacksonville (FL) Trinity Christian, is in the process of setting up official visits.


Ahmad Christian
With Florida and Miami undergoing coaching changes, the 5-10, 190-pound prospect, says he will visit Louisville, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

"When it comes to a head coach I will look at that closely," Christian told Scout.com this week. "I don't want to just be another player on team, I want to have a good relationship with the coach. I definitely want to have a coach that we sit down and meet and have respect for each other.

"I want to visit Louisville, South Carolina and Tennessee. I like the coaches at those schools and have a personal relationship with them."

Christian's teammate, three-star running back Andrew Buie, will also probably visit Louisville. Auburn appears the favorite with Louisville and South Carolina in the mix.

"The next week I am going to jump into recruiting and map it all out and see where I want to go. I will probably take a visit to Auburn, Louisville and probably get up to South Carolina. The other two are still undecided at this time."


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