Cincinnati stars enjoy Louisville trip

Two prospects from Cincinnati Walnut Hills High School, including tight end and long snapper Randall Mincy, attended the University of Louisville football Junior Day on Saturday. Cardinal Authority chatted with Mincy about his visit.

Randall Mincy was one of two prospects from Cincinnati Walnut Hills that attended the University of Louisville's Junior Day on Saturday.

Mincy, a tight end and long snapper, joined defensive back Nilijah Ballew on the trip to U of L and said they "really had a good time."

"It was good," Mincy said. "We had a lot of fun. It was my first trip there. I really enjoyed what coach (Charlie) Strong and the staff had to say."

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Mincy was a second-team All-Eastern Cincinnati Conference performer as a junior after 230 yards receiving and one touchdown. He was the starting long snapper and also played some defensive end.

Mincy said he doesn't have any offers at this point but has also been to Junior Days at Bowling Green and Toledo and will attend one at Cincinnati. He's also heard some from Michigan State and others.

But after Saturday, Mincy said he has U of L high on his list.

"I really liked the focus and how coach (Charlie) Strong was to all the players," Mincy said. "He really runs a good program and I've got to say, I didn't think facilities were going to be as nice as they were. The stadium was really nice.

" It was a good time. You go to a lot of Junior Days and all the coaches say something about academics but (Strong) talked about them a lot. He stressed academics."

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Ballew is considered one of the top college prospects in the Cincinnati-area. He visited U of L for the Missouri State game in September and was back for Junior Day. He is also drawing interest from Big Ten programs.

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