U of L now in the mix for top back Gresham

The recruiting news for University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong and his staff just keeps getting better and better. The Cardinals have landed two commitments this weekend and 11 in a month. Now, one of the top running backs in the country tells Cardinal Authority that he will visit the Cardinals.

Less than 24 hours after making his de-commitment from Texas official, Fort Worth, Texas, All Saints standout running back Daniel Gresham confirmed one of the schools he's now considering is Louisville.

The 5-foot-11, 235-pound Gresham, who is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 2 fullback in the Class of 2014, was born in Louisville and went to school here until he moved to Texas with his family at age 12.

Gresham told Cardinal Authority that he still has "a lot" of family in the Louisville area and that the Cardinals would "definitely" be under consideration now during his recruiting process. U of L has offered a scholarship.

"Of course I will," Gresham responded when asked if he will make a visit to U of L's campus before making a decision.

Gresham is also expected to make a visit to Mississippi, while he also has offers from Ohio State, Alabama, Florida State, Tennessee and others.

He had been committed to Texas since last August.

As a sophomore, Gresham ran for 584 yards – 7.4 yards a carry – and 10 touchdowns, while catching 13 passes for 76 yards and two more TDs.

Gresham ran for 979 yards – a whopping 11.38 yards a carry – and 18 TDs as a junior. He also finished with 18 tackles and three sacks on defense.

In an evaluation of Gresham last fall, Scout.com said, "As a prospect he looks exactly like a prototypical fullback. He is thick, strong and has a low center of gravity and is a hard hitter."

Louisville already has 13 commitments in the Class of 2014.


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