Leader emerging for Anvoots?

Sid Anvoots, a three-star prospect from Indianapolis (IN) Bishop Chatard, made an unofficial visit to Louisville on Wednesday and Charlie Strong's Cards are moving up the 6-4, 285-pound offensive lineman's list.

Sid Anvoots, a three-star prospect from Indianapolis (IN) Bishop Chatard, made an unofficial visit to Louisville on Wednesday and Charlie Strong's Cards are moving up the 6-4, 285-pound offensive lineman's list.

"I have nothing bad to say about their coaching staff or anything there," Anvoots said. "We got to meet Coach [Dave] Borbely for the first time in person and talked to him for about 20 minutes. We also talked to Coach Strong, which was fantastic. He's a great guy. We took a tour facilities and it is unbelievable. Their stadium is huge and the weight room is great. They have everything football players need. That's for sure."

Strong, who guided Louisville to a 7-6 record in his first season, including a win in the Beef O'Brady's bowl over Southern Miss, told Anvoots the Cardinals desperately need offensive linemen.

"He talked a lot about what they're doing there and trying to build up," Anvoots said. "He said they need linemen and that's a positive for me or anybody else that is a lineman."

Anvoots drove down to practice with his dad, who also came away impressed with Strong's program. "My father was astonished by everything we saw at Louisville today," Anvoots said.

After his visit, Anvoots told InsideTheVille.com that Louisville has moved to the top of his list. Purdue and Western Michigan round out his list of favorites.

"I'm still evaluating things," Anvoots said. "I really liked Louisville. They are definitely at the top of my board. I'm still trying to see what else is out there. But Louisville is a school that you walk into and say ‘God I like this school.' They really sparkled in my eyes.

"[Louisville] is definitely in the top three on my list. They'd probably be the leader. Purdue and Western Michigan are also up high on the list. I got along well with the coaches at Purdue that I met and liked the way they ran practice. And their campus is nice. Western Michigan also has all the things I'm looking for in a school."

Anvoots said he plans to make another visit to Louisville this spring to learn more about the campus.

"I'm hoping to be back at Louisville soon, possibly this Friday," Anvoots said. "We just have to call and get something set up with them. I want to tour more of the campus than just the football facilities. I want to see what the campus is like and how the academic area looks."


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