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.
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]."
Johnson down to three
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.
"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."