Jelks talks Louisville offer

Andrew Jelks, an athletic offensive tackle from Paris (TN) Henry County – just south of the Kentucky-Tennessee border, has picked up three offers this spring from Louisville, Duke and Arkansas State. The 6-6, 260-pound Jelks spoke with Louisville offensive line coach Dave Borbely recently about the Cardinals verbal offer.

Andrew Jelks, an athletic offensive tackle from Paris (TN) Henry County – just south of the Kentucky-Tennessee border, has picked up three offers this spring from Louisville, Duke and Arkansas State. The 6-6, 260-pound Jelks spoke with Louisville offensive line coach Dave Borbely recently about the Cardinals verbal offer.

"He told me that he loved my film and that I have what they look for in a lineman at Louisville," Jelks said. "I'm a tall, athletic guy with good feet and they think I could do big things up there. He said I fit the bill for what they're looking for and that's why they offered a scholarship to play up there."

Jelks said he had been receiving mail from Louisville so he wasn't shocked when Borbely verbally offered a scholarship during their first telephone conversation. Jelks said Borbely had great things to say about where Louisville is headed under Charlie Strong's direction.

"From what Coach Borbs told me it seems like Coach Strong is a good coach and a good guy," said Jelks. "He told me about the success they had – they went to a bowl game this year. I think they're really going to do good things up there."

Jelks had been receiving a lot of mail from Louisville.

Besides the three programs that have offered, Jelks is receiving interest from several SEC, but those schools want him to visit campus and pass the eye-test before they offer. Jelks plans to visit Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Alabama and Tennessee this spring. He's also trying to find time to visit the Cardinals.

"I'm trying to find a good weekend to visit Louisville, but I'm going to be up there soon," Jelks said. "I like Louisville a lot, but right now I don't really have a favorite and I'm giving them all a chance to see what they all have to offer.

"I want to make sure I have a good relationship with the coaching staff. I also want to find a school that's not too far away from home. I want to make sure I get a good education and play for a program that can win the national championship."


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