Bolin breaks down Junior Day

Louisville had a bunch of recruits on campus Saturday for Junior Day, an important early event in the recruiting process. Charlie Strong's lone 2013 commit, Lexington Catholic QB Kyle Bolin, was in attendance and gave scoop.

Kyle Bolin, Louisville's lone 2013 commit, headlined an impressive group of recruits Saturday for the Cardinals Junior Day.

Besides touring Louisville's football facilities, meeting coaches, players and academic advisors, attendees had an opportunity to hear directly from head coach Charlie Strong about his vision for the Cards football program.

"We all got together in one of the meeting rooms and he (Strong) addressed everybody and their parents about what he expected out of the football players at Louisville on the field and in the classroom," Bolin said. "He expects high character guys. He wants his players to be honest and respect their five core values."

Since committing to Louisville last fall, Bolin has been doing his best to convince other 2013 prospects to join him at UofL. Two of the prospects Bolin has been working on - OH DB Ross Douglas and NC WR Uriah LeMay - were expected to attend but couldn't make it at the last minute. Still, Bolin thought the event was a success.

"It went really well," Bolin said. "There were a bunch of recruits there. Most of the in-state targets were there and there were quite a few out of state targets there. I didn't get a chance to meet everyone, but I met a lot of them."

Bolin spoke with all four members of Trinity's state and national championship team - four-star prospects James Quick and Jason Hatcher, CB Ryan White and RB Dayln Dawkins. Quick, Hatcher and White have offers from the Cardinals.

"I got a chance to talk to them a little bit," said Bolin. "I know that they're all very high on Louisville. They've got to make the best decision for their future. We'll just see how it will play out."

Bolin also talked to Ryne Rankin, a talented linebacker from Orlando who led the state of Florida in tackles as a junior. Rankin added a scholarship offer from Strong's Cardinals during junior day.

"We were on the same All-American team in eighth grade so it was neat seeing him again," Bolin said.

After talking and meeting with Strong's Junior Day recruits, Bolin believes the Cardinals will land some of Saturday's attendees.

"I think we'll get some of the ones that were on campus today," Bolin said. "I'll be happy with whoever we get."

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