Gresham names three favorites

2014 Fort Worth, TX RB Daniel Gresham, who grew up in Louisville and attended Charlie Strong's camp last week, told three programs stand out on his list early in the recruiting process.

2014 Fort Worth, Texas running back Daniel Gresham attended Charlie Strong's football camp last weekend.

A 5-11, 225-pound rising junior, Gresham, the running back MVP of the Dallas National Underclassmen Combine this spring, has strong ties to Louisville after growing up in the River City before moving south to Texas a few years ago.

"I've always been in love with Louisville and been a fan," Gresham said. "My dad was always a UK fan and we always fought back and forth when they played. I had a family friend, Doug Beaumont, who went to Louisville. My grandfather owned a janitorial service and I would get to walked around on the [PJCS] field when I was young. I still love Louisville. It's my hometown, I have family there and I couldn't go wrong going there."

Though he was very young, Gresham calls Louisville's overtime win over Florida State in 2002 his, "favorite game." Greshman was in attendance that night ten years ago to watch the Cardinals upset the highly-ranked Seminoles - still one of the biggest games in Louisville football history.

"My favorite game was the Florida State game in the rain and Damian Dorsey was one of my favorite players," Gresham recalled. "It was crazy. I'll never forget it. My friends dad broke his leg when they pulled down the goal post."

A big running back with good hands out of the backfield, Gresham was one of the top underclassmen at Louisville's camp two weeks ago. He worked out with Louisville running back coach Kenny Carter and received positive feedback about his performance.

"I think I could have done a lot better," Gresham said. "I didn't run the forty how I really wanted to because I was extremely sore, but I wanted to get up there and visit my hometown school."

Carter said the Cardinals are looking for a bigger back similar to Gresham.

"I was talking to Coach Carter and he said they really liked me," Gresham said. "He said they've been looking for a player just like me. He told me he's been trying to make players into me, basically. He said they want me to be that big back in the west coast offense. He wants me to stay in touch each week."

Though he's still awaiting his first scholarship offer, Gresham has already visited Arkansas, Rice, Oklahoma State, Louisville and Texas. Gresham also said Alabama, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Utah and Missouri are showing strong early recruiting interest.

"My favorites are Alabama, Louisville and Texas," Gresham said. "I like Alabama because they always develop big running backs and also they use the fullback in some of their sets. I like teams that like to hit people. I like downhill running styles, old school football teams. Texas said they might offer me in February during junior day."

Gresham, who boasts 4.6 speed in the forty, rushed for 584 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore. He averaged more than seven yards per carry last season.

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