Louisville football: Recruiting notebook

The University of Louisville football staff has offered dozens of prospects in the Class of 2014. Here are a few notes and nuggets about a few of those:


The University of Louisville football is expected to have at least one prospect visiting for Friday's practice.

Minford, Ohio, offensive lineman Jared McCray is expected to make a visit.

The 6-foot-5, 295-pound McCray has an offer from Louisville and was at Junior Day last month. He also holds offers from Akron and Kent State.


U of L is expected to have several visitors on Saturday morning at practice, including John Hardin standout lineman Matthew Elam.

The 6-foot-6, 300-pound Elam has offers from U of L, Kentucky, Western Kentucky and Alabama and made a recent trip to U of L for an unofficial.

Also expected at practice: Fisher, Ind., Hamilton Southeastern wide receiver Cameron Polk, Chardon, Ohio, tight end Andrew Gray and Avon Lake, Ohio, offensive lineman Ben Oxley.

Stone Mountain, Ga., Stephenson running back Dallas Rivers, Stone Mountain, Ga., Stephenson safety Jared Tucker and Macon, Ga., Stratford defensive lineman Caleb Samuel are also expected to make a visit.


Former Avon, Ind., offensive lineman DeAndre Herron made a visit to the U of L spring practice on Wednesday. He's a former U of L signee in the Class of 2012 and is now attending Iowa Western Community College.

The 6-foot-6 310-pound Herron said the visit was "real good."

Herron recently found out he still holds an offer from the Cardinals and also has an offer from Arizona with interest from others.

"It was a nice visit," Herron said.


Powder Springs, Ga., McEachern defensive end Henry Famurewa landed his first scholarship offer earlier in the week from Louisville.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Famurewa has been building a relationship with assistant coach Brian Jean-Mary and told Scout.com that he would be visiting the Cardinals for a practice in the coming few weeks.

"Coach Jean-Mary messaged me saying I got the offer off of my hard work and play-making ability," Famurewa said. "He told me that coach (Charlie) Strong really likes my play too. It feels great and amazing to get my first scholarship offer. I didn't expect it yet honestly, but I felt it was coming."

Famurewa is also hearing from Duke, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Oklahoma State among several other schools. He had 90 tackles, including 20 tackles for a loss, an 10 sacks as a junior.


Tampa, Fla., Catholic High School athlete T.J. Harrell has more than two dozen scholarship offers, including one from U of L.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Harrell is being recruited by some as a running back, others as an outside linebacker and a few as a safety.

"Louisville is unsure what side of the ball they want me," Harrell told Scout.com analyst Chad Simmons. He added they are after him "real hard."

"Louisville is coming after me hard," he added.

Harrell also has offers from Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan State, West Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi State and others.


The offer list of players offered by the Cardinals from the state of Florida just keeps growing.

One of the latest is Eustis, Fla., High School linebacker Jaylon Graham earlier this week. He's a 6-foot-3, 235-pound linebacker form the Orlando area.

Graham's first offer came from Arizona and then he landed one from Memphis before the Cardinals became his third offer.

Graham is ranked No. 27 in the Orlando Sentinel's Central Florida Super60 for the Class of 2014 and told the newspaper he was "very happy" with the U of L offer and noted the Cardinals have been recruiting him the longest.


Kendall Joseph, a linebacker from Belton Honea Path, S.C., picked up his first offer earlier in the week and added two more.

Joseph was offered from by Louisville and then added offers from Appalachian State and UCLA later in the week.

He's also hearing from Georgia Tech, Charlotte and Furman.

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