Three-star CB favors Louisville

Kelton Brackett picked up an offer from Louisville last month and Charlie Strong's Cardinals have vaulted to the top of the three-star cornerbacks list.

Kelton Brackett picked up an offer from Louisville last month and Charlie Strong's Cardinals have vaulted to the top of the three-star cornerbacks list.

"Louisville is my number one team at this point," Brackett said. "Me and Coach [Ron] Dugans are real cool. I call him once a week. He's trying to get me up there to see what the campus is like. Coach Dugans said he likes that I can play man to man on a guy."

Brackett, from Pritchard (AL) Blount, doesn't have a visit scheduled to Louisville yet, but said he plans to check out Strong's program this summer. "I'm really high on Louisville," Brackett said. "I can see myself going to Louisville. I've been doing some research since I got the offer. I like their defense and how their corners play aggressive [coverage]. I like how their defense swarms the ball."

As a junior, Brackett (5-11, 186) recorded 32 tackles, seven interceptions and broke up 14 passes. South Alabama and Northern Illinois have also extended scholarships and LSU, Alabama, Florida State, Clemson and Tennessee are showing interest. Brackett hopes to make a decision before his senior season and enroll early at the college of his choice.

"I plan on making a decision this summer because I plan to attend school early," Brackett said. "Academics and finding somewhere I can get on the field early are the major factors for me."


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