Michael Preddy of Charleston (SC) Porter-Gaud School visited the Cardinals over the weekend and left impressed.
"Overall feeling of Louisville was fantastic," Preddy told Cardinal Authority. "The coaching staff made me feel as if I were at home already."
The pride and determination that Louisville places on achieving success both on the field and in the classroom is something that Preddy appreciates.
"I liked not only their emphasis on succeeding on athletics, but their emphasis on succeeding academically, as well," said Preddy.
Louisville's pending move to the ACC is also a factor in Preddy's high interest in the Cardinals.
"I like the fact that Louisville is going to the ACC because not only will the ACC have more talented players, but also will enable me to play some games that are closer to my original home."
Louisville was the first to offer the 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive end, doing so last month. North Carolina and Wake Forest have since followed suit.
"Although it's subject to change, my current top three are Louisville, Wake Forest and North Carolina because these are the schools that have made offers to me."
As a junior, Preddy registered 94 tackles and 16 sacks.