Less than two months before February's National Signing Day, the Cardinals will host four prospects on official visits. These players aren't normal visitors. They are potential difference-makers for a Louisville program that won the Big East title and has sights set on the BCS the next couple seasons.
Heading into the weekend, 19 prospects have verbally committed to play for the Cards next season. This weekend, Louisville will host a four-star linebacker; a talented three-star defensive end; and two three-star playmakers. And for good measure, Louisville also will have two talented Florida transfers on campus.
HREF=//louisville.scout.com/a.z?s=17&p=8&c=1&nid=4919610>Nick Dawson, the No. 25 ranked outside linebacker in the nation, is the headline recruit for the Cardinals this weekend.
Dawson, one of Louisville's top recruits, has strong family ties in Louisville. His father lives in the Louisville area and the 6'3, 215-pound prospect from Charlotte, NC., has made several unofficial visits to UofL. The Cardinals, along with Clemson, are considered the two favorites for the US Army All-American pick from Berry Academy.
Louisville wants to add a running back and local product Anthony Wales is near the top of the Cardinals recruiting board. An explosive playmaker who led Louisville (Central) to the state championship, the 5'9, 180-pound Wales has narrowed his choices to Louisville and Kentucky. Wales, the #71 running back prospect nationally, plans to visit the Wildcats next month. Can Charlie Strong secure a commitment from the talented running back this weekend?
Kedrick Davis, Dawson's prep teammate, is a talented prospect with lots of speed. A three-star receiver, the 5'10, 180-pound Davis is verbally committed to North Carolina, but is checking out his options since the Tar Heels hired new coach Larry Fedora. Davis could also visit Kentucky before finalizing his decision.
Four-star recruit Josh Harvey Clemons won't make a scheduled visit to Louisville. He's expected to reschedule his official next month after trips to Georgia and Florida.