Strong's Cards hosting key recruits

JaMichael Winston, one of the top defensive linemen in the state of Alabama, headlines an impressive group of recruits for Charlie Strong's program this weekend. has the scoop on more than 15 key recruits expected to visit the Louisville campus this weekend.

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Jamichael Winston, a talented 6'6, 230-pound defensive end from Mobile (AL) Vigor, headlines an impressive group of visitors for Charlie Strong's program this weekend.

Winston, who holds offers from Louisville, Kentucky, South Florida, Syracuse, Michigan State, Arkansas, and Mississippi State, is ranked one of the Top 25 prospects in Alabama by

Louisville Visitor List - October 1
2012 Prospects

JaMichael Winston, DE, Mobile Vigor
Mike Roberts, TE, Cleveland Benedictine
Anthony Wales, RB, Central
*T.C. Klusman, OL, Cincinnati Elder
*Joe Manley, OL, Bowling Green
*Sid Anvoots, OL, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard
*DeAndre Herron, OL, Avon
*Hunter Bowles, TE, Glasgow
*Josh Appleby, P, East Limestone

2013 Prospects

*Kyle Bolin, QB, Lexington Catholic
Jason Hatcher, DE, Trinity
Jonathan Jackson, LB, Mayfield
Jalen Ramsey, WR, Brentwood Academy
James Quick, WR, Trinity
Joey Bloomfield, OL, Ballard
Reggie Boonafon, QB, Trinity (2014)

*Player has already committed to UofL

The Cardinals will also host Cleveland (OH) Benedictine tight end Mike Roberts. Roberts, 6'5, 235-pounds, visited Louisville a few weeks ago and told after that trip that the Cardinals were atop his list of favorites.

The other big recruiting story this weekend – four of Strong's future offensive linemen will be on campus. Sid Anvoots, DeAndre Herron, Joe Manley and TC Klusman have all verbally committed to play for the Cards next season. That's about 1,200 pounds of muscle that will watch Louisville's game against Marshall from the sidelines Saturday afternoon.

"It's going to be fun," Anvoots told Thursday night. "I know DeAndre, me and Joe are becoming friends and TC goes to Cincinnati Elder, who we're going to be playing this year and I got to talk to him at the Louisville camp. We're going to have Hunter Bowles down there, Ace Wales should be there. It's going to be a ball."

Anvoots says the group already is building solid chemistry together off the field.

"Me and Joe have been playing a lot of video games (online) and talking to each other and DeAndre and I have been buddies since our sophomore year," Anvoots said. "It will all mesh together and I think we'll be a good group of guys getting together and knowing each other before we get to (Louisville)."

Expect Anvoots, Manley, Herron and Klusman to work on star Central running back Anthony Wales this weekend. Wales, who is closing in on the all-time Kentucky high school rushing record, has offers from Louisville, Kentucky and others. He'll make another visit to UofL for Saturday's game.

"He almost had 3,000 yards rushing last year and a lot of touchdowns and it would be great to have a nice running back," Anvoots said. "There's nothing wrong with getting a running back to come through with your class because when you get all those guys to bond it's a force to be reckoned with."

2012 Louisville commits Hunter Bowles, and Joshua Appelby will visit campus this weekend. Bowles chose Louisville over Kentucky Wednesday morning during a press conference at Glasgow High School.

The Cardinals will also host four of Kentucky's top juniors. 2013 Trinity stars Jason Hatcher and James Quick, will join Kyle Bolin, a quarterback from Lexington Catholic who verbally committed to UofL shortly after the Cardinals beat rival Kentucky, and Jonathan Jackson, a 6'1, 225-pound middle linebacker from Mayfield who is receiving interest from Big 10 and SEC programs.

Jalen Ramsey, a 5'10, 180-pound wide receiver from Tennessee prep powerhouse Brentwood Academy, also is expected to visit, as is 6'5, 300-pound Ballard junior offensive lineman Joey Bloomfield. Ramsey has offers from Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Kentucky, and is considered one of the top prospects in the Vol state.

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