Local stars headline Louisville camp

Trinity standouts Jason Hatcher and Reggie Bonnafon, and 2014 Hebron, Ky., quarterback Drew Barker were the standouts at Louisville's football camp this weekend.

Trinity standouts Jason Hatcher and Reggie Bonnafon, and 2014 Hebron, Ky., quarterback Drew Barker were the standouts at Louisville's football camp this weekend.

Bonnafon, a 2014 quarterback who received an offer from Charlie Strong's program last week, participated in camp Saturday and Sunday.

"It went really good. I did really well and the coaches were very pleased with my performance at the camp this weekend," Bonnafon told InsideTheVille.com. "I went out and just focused on getting the ball where I needed and did a good job of that."

One of the top prospects in the state, Bonnafon enjoyed working with Louisville offensive coordinator Shawn Watson this weekend.

"Coach Watson did a good job interacting with all the quarterbacks out there and helping us out," Bonnafon said. "I talked to him after camp and he said how happy he was to see how good I was doing at quarterback and saying I would have a great career at the next level."

Apparently, Watson was impressed with Bonnafon's work during camp.

"He said my deep ball and accuracy were really good," Bonnafon said.

Bonnafon, who also spoke with Charlie Strong this weekend at camp, says he's comfortable around the Louisville coaches.


Four-star DE Jason Hatcher worked with Clint Hurtt Sunday at Louisville's football camp.
"I talked to him a little bit but he mostly talked to my parents," said Bonnafon. "I'm really excited about [Louisville]. I'm really comfortable around the coaches and all the facilities and the trainers at Louisville. I really like it so far."

Bonnafon's teammate, Jason Hatcher, was the highest-rated prospect in camp this weekend. A four-star prospect ranked the No. 3 defensive end nationally, Hatcher is strongly considering Louisville, along with Tennessee, Ohio State, USC and South Carolina. He worked out with Louisville assistant Clint Hurtt Sunday at linebacker and defensive end.

"There's a possibility that a few of my good teammates will go to UofL with me," Hatcher told Scout.com last week. "One of the guys [CB Ryan White] already committed and it's a great coaching staff there with Coach Strong. It's hard to say no to that."

Barker, a 6'4, 205-pound prospect, is one of three 2014 quarterbacks who hold early offers from Strong's coaching staff. One of the top players in Kentucky, Barker also has offers from Illinois and Cincinnati. Barker, who recently attended camps at Penn State and Kentucky, threw for 1,500 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore. He also rushed for 1,500 yards and 22 touchdowns.

A few other notable prospects in attendance this weekend:

Justin Brent, a 2014 wide receiver from Indianapolis, Indiana.

Darrius Spivey-Nunn, a 2014 defensive back from Paducah, Kentucky.

Chris McGraw, a 2014 offensive lineman from Kentucky


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