South Florida athlete to 'check out' Cards

A former Florida International commitment, Miramar, Fla., athlete Sean Avant will make a visit to the University of Louisville this weekend. Avant is one of 13 official visitors that will be on the U of L campus this weekend.

Sean Avant re-opened his recruitment recently after committing to Florida International and said when the University of Louisville got involved he figured he "had to see what it was all about up there."

A standout athlete from Miramar, Fla., - which is in the Miami-area – will make an official visit to U of L this weekend. He'll be one of 13 prospects on campus for a visit beginning on Friday afternoon.

"They have a whole bunch of South Florida dudes up there," Avant said. "It should be interesting to see them all. I know a lot of them and played little league against a lot of them. I've watched them and know about them.

"They just had a huge win over Florida and I was watching all of those South Florida guys. It should be fun to see what it's all about there."

The 6-foot, 170-pound Avant played wide receiver mostly in high school and had 24 catches for 223 yards and two touchdowns as a senior. He said he was a "move-the-chains" kind of guy "like Eli Rogers," referring to the current U of L sophomore receiver from Miami.

Some schools have also been after Avant as a cornerback.

Avant committed to Florida International just about an hour before then coach Mario Cristobal was fired from his job. He later re-opened the process.

He'll make his visit to U of L this weekend and has also been talking with Syracuse and has a visit to South Alabama scheduled for Feb.1. His high school teammate, linebacker Jermaine Grace, will also be visiting U of L.

"(Louisville) has been talking to me like they want me," Avant said. "I'll get to see this weekend. I'm excited to get up there and see some of those South Florida guys. I played against Keith Brown and Teddy (Bridgewater) and know some other guys.

"I am looking forward to the visit."

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