War Room Recruiting Hotboard

Louisville's recruiting class is ranked No. 32 in Scout.com's team rankings. Can Charlie Strong crack the Top 25 before signing day? If so, the Cardinals will have to land a few of their top remaining prospects. InsideTheVille.com breaks down Louisville's top remaining recruiting targets ....

Louisville's Top Remaining 2012 Recruiting Prospects
Josh Harvey-Clemons – 6-4/210 - OLB – Valdosta, Ga. – Lowndes

Recruiting Buzz:
Georgia and Florida look like the teams to beat for Harvey-Clemons, a US Army All-American and the nation's No. 3-ranked outside linebacker prospect. Louisville and Florida State are also under consideration by Harvey-Clemons, who teamed with Louisville commits Nick Dawson and Keith Brown last week at the US Army Bowl. Harvey-Clemons just visited Georgia and the Bulldogs might be the team to beat for for his signature. Harvey-Clemons is expected to visit Louisville Jan. 27-29. If Charlie Strong gets Harvey-Clemons last visit before signing day, the Cardinals will have a shot to steal one late away from SEC powers Georgia and Florida.

Remaining Visits: Florida State - Jan. 20; Louisville - Jan. 27

Anthony Wales – 5-9/180 - RB – Louisville, Ky. – Central

Recruiting Buzz:
Wales has visited Louisville and Kentucky and will make a final visit to Western Kentucky this weekend. Local reports surfaced this week that Wales declared his intentions to play for Louisville, but the Cardinals haven't made a decision whether to take Wales for 2012 or greyshirt the three-star running back. Wales, who had surgery on his shoulder after the state championship game, could be a solid late addition to UofL's 2012 recruiting class or a potential greyshirt candidate for the Cardinals.

Remaining Visits: Western Kentucky - Jan. 20

Herbert Waters – 6-0/180 - WR – Miami, Fla. – Norland

Recruiting Buzz:
A Miami commitment, Waters made an official visit to Louisville with teammates James Burgess and Perdo Sibiea, who have both committed to the Cardinals. Waters, a three-star wide receiver and one of the top prospects in Miami-Dade, came away impressed with Charlie Strong's program, but remains publicly committed to Hurricanes. Waters visited FIU and Cincinnati the last two weekends and plans to visit Vanderbilt this weekend before announcing his college decision Jan. 25. Waters told InsideTheVille.com he knew where he was going to college before taking trips to FIU, UC and Vandy. Waters visited Miami and Louisville before Christmas. Two teammates, James Burgess and Pedro Sibiea, have committed to Louisville. A source close to Waters said this week he's leaning toward signing with Miami.

Remaining Visits: Vanderbilt - Jan. 20

Sheldon Rankins – 6-3/255 - DE – Covington, Ga. – Eastside

Recruiting Buzz:
A three-star defensive lineman, Rankins has narrowed his choices down to two schools - Louisville and Wake Forest. Rankins made his official visit to Louisville last month and raved about his trip. Rankins will visit Wake Forest this weekend and told InsideTheVille.com that he'll announce his decision early next week. Charlie Strong and Kenny Carter made an in-home visit with the standout defensive lineman on Monday, and Rankins spoke highly of the meeting. Cards look like they're in great shape with this one.

Remaining Visits: Wake Forest - Jan. 20

Others: Josh Manley, DE, (Milton)

Sean Draper – 6-1/185 - DB – Cleveland, OH. – Glenville

Recruiting Buzz:
Draper, a two-star cornerback, who also can play receiver, from Cleveland, made an official visit to Louisville last weekend. Draper, rated the No. 151 CB prospect nationally, has already visited Iowa and Hawaii and is slated to check out Pittsburgh this week, followed by a final visit to Illinois the weekend before national signing day. Draper could be a solid late pickup for Charlie Strong's Cardinals.

Remaining Visits: Pittsburgh - Jan. 20; Illinois - Jan. 27


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