Offer vaults L'ville to top of Snell's list

Charlie Strong signed a bunch prospects from Miami, including four-star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and that success could pay dividends in 2012. Louisville recently offered three-star wide receiver Brandon Snell from Norland and the Cardinals are poised to strike again in South Florida.

Louisville's recent offer to Brandon Snell has vaulted Charlie Strong's program to the top of the three-star Miami (FL) Norland wide receivers list.

"I'm very excited about the offer," Snell told "It's one of the offers I've been waiting for. I spoke with the Louisville coach about the offer a few days ago. My cousin called me and told me I got the offer from Louisville and the Coach called me later that night. He sounded like a real cool guy. He thinks I'm a really good player, have good hands and I'm a playmaker."

His ‘cousin,' of course, is Louisville freshman quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater, a former Miami Northwestern star, enrolled at Louisville in January and is battling for the Cardinals starting quarterback job this spring.

"I grew up with him," Snell said. "He's somebody I look up to. He calls me twice or three times a week. He told me whatever the coaches tell me I can believe it. Ever since he got up there he told me everything they told him was going to happen did happen. He said the coaches are real cool and it's a good place up there."

Snell's familiarity with Bridgewater, and Louisville wide receiver recruit Eli Rogers could influence his college decision.

"That's a big part, and it might help me make a decision," Snell said. "I have two other offers from Western Michigan and Rutgers. Since Louisville came with an offer they are my top school. Ever since my cousin went up there I wanted Louisville to offer me. When they offered me they became the top school I want to go to."

Snell said he wants to attend Louisville's camp this summer and hopes to make a decision before his senior season.

"It depends on my mom, but I want to commit early so I can focus on my senior year and not have to worry about college," Snell said. "My mom was very happy about Louisville's offer. Ever since Teddy committed, she's been asking me about Louisville."

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