Florida RB "in the mix" for offer

Kobe McCrary of Chipley (Fla) High School attended Louisville's Junior Day and left impressed by the Cardinals program. Cardinal Authority has an update on the running back target.

Chipley (Fla) High School product Kobe McCrary is among a group of prospects that the University of Louisville coaching staff is evaluating for a potential scholarship offer.

The 6-foot, 210-pound prospect attended Louisville's Junior Day and had an opportunity to learn more about the school, football program and a potential scholarship offer.

"It went great," he said of his visit. "The staff and Coach Strong talked to us about how football is important, but they stressed that education comes first and I really liked that."

McCrary, who excels on both sides of the ball, lining up at linebacker for the Chipley defense, is being recruiting as a running back by the Cardinals.

"They said that I would fit in perfect with the way they run offense, because they are recruiting me as a running back."

While he has yet to collect a scholarship offer from U of L, McCrary is among those being considered.

"They said that they are offering two backs for the class of 2014," he explained. "They said that they evaluated 40 and then cut that down to like 23 and I'm in the mix."

"It feels awesome," he said of the opportunity to earn an offer from Louisville.

Louisville was McCrary's first Junior Day visit and he has another such trip scheduled for Clemson this weekend.

Central Florida and South Carolina are also among the programs expressing high interest in McCrary, who plans to wait until next February before announcing his college choice.

"I think I'll wait until signing day to do it," he said.

While he's in no rush to make a choice, Louisville has made a strong impression.

"I really love Louisville and the fans there are really awesome."

As a junior, McCrary was named 2nd Team All-State after rushing for over 1,500 yards and totaling more than 70 tackles.


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