Louisville football recruiting notebook

The University of Louisville football staff will host more than 50 prospects this Sunday for the season-opener against Kentucky. Here's a football recruiting notebook checking in with a few of those prospects:


Six of the nine verbal commitments the University of Louisville holds for the Class of 2013 are expected to watch the season-opener against Kentucky.

Lexington Catholic quarterback Kyle Bolin, the only current in-state commitment, said he will try to be at every home game.

Raleigh, N.C., Millbrook wide receiver and Lithonia, Ga., Martin Luther King linebacker Jacarthy Mack are also expected to attend the game.

The other commitments expected include: Flowery Branch, Ga., lineman Chandler Bridges, Indianapolis Southport lineman Skylar Lacy and Toledo, Ohio, Central Catholic linebacker Keith Towbridge.

Cardinal Authority has confirmed with all six their plans to attend the game on Sunday in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.


Mack is expected to bring at least one – and maybe more – teammates of his from Martin Luther King along on the trip.

Senior cornerback DeMarquis Polite-Bray confirmed he will be on the trip. He's a 6-foot, 170-pound two-star prospect.

Polite-Bray currently holds 17 scholarship offers, including Tennessee, Mississippi, Memphis, North Carolina State, Middle Tennessee State and others.

Polite-Bray said teammate Josh Outlaw "might also be coming along." The four-star offensive lineman is a former Florida commitment.


One of the visitors on Sunday has a familiar name – Jac Collinsworth.

The senior wide receiver from Fort Thomas Highlands is the son of former Cincinnati Bengals All-Pro wide receiver Cris Collinsworth. He's also the brother of Notre Dame junior Austin Collinsworth.

The younger Collinsworth is a 6-foot-3, 180-pound wide receiver who has battled several injuries during his career at Highlands.

But he's considered one of the top Class of 2013 prospects in Kentucky because of his size and speed. He said several Ivy League schools – Harvard, Yale and Princeton – are showing the most interest.

But Collinsworth said he's also heard from U of L, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Indiana and Kentucky among the "bigger schools" showing him interest.


Indianapolis Tech defensive tackle William Lee committed to Ball State University in mid-June but this weekend will be looking for another offer.

The 6-foot-2, 280-pound Lee will attending the U of L game on Sunday with some of his teammates and he said one of the things he will be looking for on the trip is "maybe receiving an offer," from the staff.

"I'm still currently committed to Ball State, but I am open to being recruited by Louisville," Lee said. "I like the Louisville coaches."

Lee, who was named an All-City player in Indianapolis as a junior, went to camp at Louisville during the summer.


Two of the top offensive lineman in the Louisville-area for the Class of 2014 – Matthew Elam and C.J. Jacoby – will attend the game.

The 6-foot-6, 300-pound Elam is a standout at John Hardin High School. He said U of L, Alabama, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State have shown some early interest in his recruitment.

The 6-foot-2, 335-pound Jacoby plays at Holy Cross and is the nephew of former U of L lineman and NFL great Joe Jacoby.

The younger Jacoby said he's being recruited by U of L, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Purdue, Kentucky, Dartmouth, Western Kentucky, Vandy and Ball State.


Three of the players expected to make the trip to Louisville for the game on Sunday are running backs in the Class of 2013.

Those prospects are Knoxville, Tenn., Bearden's Trent Waters, Gurley, Ala., Madison County's Jordan Chunn and William Houston of Dublin, Ohio, Scioto.

None of the three currently have a U of L offer.

The 6-foot, 233-pound Waters averaged 7.5 yards a carry as a junior and said Arkansas, Clemson, Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, UNLV and U of L among several other schools are showing interest.

The 6-foot, 210-pound Chunn has also heard from Arkansas State, Alabama-Birmingham, Auburn and Middle Tennessee, while the 6-foot, 232-pound Houston has an offer from Bowling Green and Ohio State – as a fullback – and is also hearing from West Virginia among others.

Houston's father, Will, played at Ohio State from 1989-93.

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