U of L football recruiting notebook

Two weeks away from national signing day, the University of Louisville football staff has 13 prospects already committed. The staff is working on filling out the class, which is likely to mean adding four or five more recruits. Cardinal Authority has a notebook with a few mid-week updates.


Just three weeks after scoring the biggest victory of his career – a win over Florida in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong is headed back to New Orleans on Thursday.

Strong will be on the recruiting trail.

The third-year U of L coach will be visiting a pair of prospects from O.P. Walker High School, who both appear to now be major Louisville targets. The prospects had been committed to Tulane, including recent de-commit Lyn Clark.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Clark is an outside linebacker who had recently picked up offers from U of L, Kentucky and Louisiana Tech. He's expected to visit Louisiana Tech this weekend and may head to U of L on Feb. 1.

Considered one of the top linebackers in Louisiana, Clark is known for his hard-hitting style. U of L assistant Kenny Carter is recruiting him.

The other prospect is Corey Smith, a 6-foot-7, 250-pound three-star defensive end and teammate of Clark's. He's still currently committed to Tulane but recently took a visit to Arizona State and is headed this weekend to Kentucky before likely coming to U of L with Clark on Feb. 1.


Miramar, Fla., linebacker Jermaine Grace had said he would make his decision on his future on Thursday.

Grace, who made his official visit to U of L last weekend, is now expected to wait until next week to make his decision official.

The three-star linebacker is expected to pick from between U of L, Miami and Tennessee.


Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Cypress Bay cornerback Boaz Joseph, who had said he was going to take a visit to U of L, gave a commitment to Nebraska on Wednesday.

The 6-1, 185-pound Joseph picked the Cornhuskers over U of L, Purdue, Wisconsin and Kentucky. He's a three-star prospect.

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