Hurtt updates UofL recruiting efforts

Cardinal Authority spoke with Louisville recruiting coordinator Clint Hurtt recently and we have an update on the status of the programs 2013 recruiting efforts.

Following back-to-back impressive recruiting classes, the University of Louisville football program is faced with a fewer allotment of scholarships to offer for the 2013 season. With a limited number of scholarships available for 2013, the Cardinals coaching staff has focused in on specific needs and high-priority prospects.

"We're in a great spot right now," U of L recruiting coordinator Clint Hurtt told Cardinal Authority.

Louisville currently holds nine verbal commitments. The current group of known commitments provide a prospect rating that currently ranks best in the Big East.

"Once the regular season ends and we are able to go out on the road, we can keep the ball moving," said Hurtt. "Some might be wondering why it's so quiet right now, but they have to understand that when you don't have a large signing class, with nearly two-thirds of it already filled up, there's not going to be a lot of rumbling going on right now."

Following the Cardinals final two regular season contests the U of L coaching staff will begin making their final push for their remaining targets.

"There will be some things happening when we go back out on the road," said Hurtt. "A lot of people are excited about the season that we have had so far and a lot of this team is coming back for the next two years."

Among the prospects high on the staff's radar are a handful of local athletes. Signing the city's top high school prospects is a priority for the coaching staff.

"Absolutely," said Hurtt.

While many hometown products remain to play for the Cardinals, there are some that strongly consider playing elsewhere.

"As much as we want the local kids to stay home, they have to want to stay home as well," Hurtt explained. "You can't go out and propose to a girl who doesn't want to marry you. If we can continue to keep getting the players in the city to get on the same page as us, we would obviously love that. That's what we want. Some kids want to stay home and some want to venture out, but hopefully we can keep those kids home."

"They have a great opportunity to play for a great university in their own backyard that they can continue to build a legacy for the university and themselves."

Click here to view Louisville's current list of commitments.

Click here to view a list of prospects that Louisville continues to persue.

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