Top Ohio TE ready to check out Louisville

The University of Louisville football staff is recruiting the state of Ohio hard and has really been looking at adding a tight end in the Class of 2014. So, it's only fitting the top tight end from Ohio – Minster High standout Ethan Wolf – now has an offer and will make a visit to Junior Day this week at U of L.

Minster, Ohio, High School tight end Ethan Wolf now has 11 college scholarship offers, including his latest from the University of Louisville.

Wolf will check out the Cardinals this weekend, making the trip to Junior Day to visit the campus. He's been in contact with the Cardinals and defensive backs coach Tommy Restivo since early December.

"I am sure it will be a great day," Wolf said of the visit. "I am excited."

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Wolf also has offers from Indiana, Illinois, Cincinnati, North Carolina State, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Toledo, Ohio U., Akron and Bowling Green. He's heard from a ton of other schools, including Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio Sate and Notre Dame to name a few.

Wolf also plays basketball and said his conversations with Restivo have been "very nice and not just about football but how things are going back here with basketball, school and so on. The continuous contact made me feel good and I was hoping it would lead to where we are now."

And that's with the offer he received on Thursday.

Wolf began following U of L during last season and said one of the many things that impressed him was the way the Cardinals finished the season. U of L beat Florida to earn the school's second BCS victory in the Sugar Bowl.

"I was very interested to see how a solid Big East program would do against an a powerhouse SEC program," Wolf said. "I was probably not the only one surprised at how well they did and how lopsided the game was."

Wolf said watching head coach Charlie Strong deal with the Tennessee job offer and opting to stay at U of L and sign a new contract "resonated with me and my parents," because Strong is "finishing something he started."

"(Teddy) Bridgewater is special, a move to the ACC is coming, so Louisville appears to be in good shape moving forward," Wolf said.

Now, Wolf gets to see the program up close.

Wolf has never been to Louisville but said he's excited to meet Strong and the rest of the staff and see what they have to offer.

"I am excited to hear about how they view me and how the tight end can be used," he said. "Seeing the facilities and the support staff is always exciting too. I am excited just to see the area and the surroundings to get a feel."

Wolf, who plays basketball, also noted the prospects will attend the U of L-Seton Hall basketball game and said, "catching coach (Rick) Pitino in action will be fun too."

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