Louisville football recruiting notebook

The University of Louisville football staff has been busy in recent weeks. The Cardinals have offered a bunch of scholarships. Here's a look at a few notes on prospects the U of L staff has offered.


With offers from several other program, Tampa, Fla., Jefferson High School linebacker Juwaun Brown said his latest offer – Louisville – caught his eye.

Louisville has recruited the area well in recent years and he's heard a lot about the Cardinals and watched the progress of the program.

"I think very highly of Louisville," Brown said. "I really like the program."

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Brown also holds offers from Indiana, South Florida, Kentucky and Toledo. He had 26 tackles, including eight sacks and 13 tackles for a loss, as a junior at Jefferson.

Brown said he "really wants to visit Louisville soon, if I can."


College Park, Ga., Woodward Academy wide receiver Terry Googer has more than a dozen scholarship offers, including Louisville.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Googer told Scout.com last month that South Carolina was his leader but told Cardinal Authority he "really likes" Louisville.

"Coach (Charlie) Strong, coach (Sherrone) Moore and coach (Ron) Dugans," Googer said. "They are on the rise and the win over Florida (in the Sugar Bowl) really made me take notice of them.

"They do a good job of getting wide receivers involved in the offense."

Googer plays wide receiver and quarterback in high school but is ranked as the No, 84 wide receiver by Scout.com. He also holds offers from Notre Dame, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt and Clemson.

"Louisville really has my attention," he said. "I am looking right now at what everybody who has offered me has to offer."


Cincinnati Moeller linebacker Sam Hubbard now has four offers after Louisville extended one late last week.

The 6-foot-6, 210-pound Hubbard also has offers from Boston College, Illinois and Ohio. He is currently committed to play lacrosse at Notre Dame.

"I had been receiving some mail from (U of L), but the offer was really a surprise," Hubbard told Scout. "I don't know too much about them, but I am giving coach (Shawn) Watson a call tonight to speak with him about the university."

Hubbard hasn't visited U of L but is expected to make it to campus at some point this summer.


Canton, Ohio, McKinley standout linebacker Jamal Davis made a recent trip to Louisville for Junior Day and left with an offer.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound three-year starter also holds offers from Kent State, Bowling Green and Toledo. He's also heard from Ohio State, Michigan and West Virginia among several other schools.

"I had a great time at Louisville and getting that offer was big for me," Davis told Scout.com. "I was with my parents and they liked it a lot as well. I went to a basketball game there, which was great. Meeting (head coach) Charlie Strong was great, and I can see why he's so successful.

"I spoke to all the coaches and they were all great. They offered me after taking a tour of the facility, and Coach Strong gave me the offer in front of my parents. It feels great to get that first BCS offer, and I like everything about Louisville. I can see myself playing college football there, and my parents would be fine with that."


Union, S.C., County High School wide receiver T.J. Foster picked up his second scholarship offer last week – from Louisville.

The 6-foot-3, 175-pound Foster also has an offer from East Carolina. Foster is expected to visit U of L for the April 13 Spring Game.

Former South Carolina quarterback Steve Taneyhill is the head coach at Union County.


Louisville is one of six schools to offer Avon, Ohio, Lake offensive lineman Ben Oxley. He also holds offers from Western Michigan, Illinois, Northwestern, Toledo and Bowling Green.

The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Oxley also plays basketball for Avon but hopes to make a few visits, including U of L, when the season is over.

Oxley said he's also hearing from Indiana, Wisconsin, Boston College, Florida State and Michigan State among others.

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