Bloomfield has strong interest in Louisville

Joey Bloomfield, a 6'5, 300-pound offensive lineman from Louisville (KY) Ballard, is one of the top 2013 prospects in the state. The talented junior is receiving strong BCS recruiting interest, including from home town Louisville.

Joey Bloomfield, a 6'5, 300-pound offensive lineman from Louisville (KY) Ballard, is one of the top 2013 prospects in the state. The talented junior is receiving strong BCS recruiting interest, including from home town Louisville.

Bloomfield has made two unofficial visits to Louisville this season, attending the Cardinals win over Syracuse last week at PJCS.

"I'm hearing a lot of good things from the coaching staff right now," Bloomfield said. "I've visited there twice. The second time I talked to Coach (Dave) Borbely more in-depth. He's going to watch some film on me pretty soon and then we're going to talk and he's going to give me some feedback."

Though he was born in Cleveland, Bloomfield has lived in Louisville much of his life. He's been impressed with the progress Charlie Strong's program has made on the field this season and the Cardinals will be a major factor in his recruitment.

"I've grown up watching the Cardinals all my life," Bloomfield said. "Louisville's definitely at the top of my list right now. I've always loved watching them play and going to their games. The defense is great and the offense is coming along. Overall, everything about the program is terrific."

Besides Louisville, Bloomfield is receiving interest from Clemson, Tennessee, Indiana and Kentucky and has visited each of those programs this season. Bloomfield hopes to visit Purdue and Northwestern, and expects to visit Clemson again this weekend.

"I'm trying to take in all the schools and see what they have," Bloomfield said. "I'm hearing a lot from Clemson. I'm probably going back down there this week. I like their fans, environment and school."

Bloomfield, who has helped Ballard to second round of the Class 6A playoffs, where they face Scott County this week, has improved his game this season.

"I've improved a lot over the course of the season," Bloomfield said. "I've been working on technique and strength. Things are coming together really good for me right now."


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