Louisville football recruiting: Top targets

With already 14 commitments on the board for the Class of 2014, the University of Louisville football staff is scouring the country for more top prospects. Here are 10 prospects to keep an eye on.

The University of Louisville football staff already has 14 verbal commitments for the Class of 2014. But the Cardinals are not finished. With more than 250 scholarship offers out, the Cardinals still have plenty of prospects to track. Here are 10 prospects to keep an eye on in the coming weeks:


Henry Famurewa
Position:
Outside linebacker
School (City, State):
Powder Springs, Ga., McEachern
Rating:
3-star
The latest:
Louisville has been a leader for Famurewa since the Cardinals extended an offer in March. He visited last month for the Spring Game and is expected to make his decision on June 3. U of L and Iowa are the leaders, while North Carolina State was also hoping to get a visit.

Famurewa had 90 tackles as a junior, including 20 tackles for a loss and 10 sacks. He's a guy who could see action as a freshman in the right system.

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Joseph Henderson
Position:
Defensive end
School (City, State):
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Rating:
3-star
The latest:
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Henderson has already been on a visit to Louisville and is talking like he wants to get back on campus in June. He has over 15 offers now and is becoming one of the hottest prospects in the state of Ohio. He's likely not going to make a decision until taking his visits in the fall.

Henderson was told by the staff when he was at Junior Day that he would play the FOX defensive end position in the U of L system, meaning he'd be able to play with his hand down or also drop back in coverage.

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Cameron Polk
Position:
Wide receiver
School (City, State):
Fishers, Ind., Hamilton Southeastern
Rating:
3-star
The latest:
Louisville has seemingly been the leader for Polk in recent weeks and it wasn't long ago that he told Scout.com he was nearing a decision. But Purdue and Notre Dame have also started to show interest, so he could make some visits to camps this summer before making a decision.

While U of L already has four receivers committed in this class, Polk could end up being one of the best of the bunch. As a junior, Polk had 31 receptions for 762 yards and seven touchdowns.

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Kendall Joseph
Position:
Middle linebacker
School (City, State):
Honea Path, S.C., Belton
Rating:
3-star
The latest:
Louisville is seemingly in the final three for the No. 31 ranked middle linebacker in the country, who has said he will make a decision on June 17. Joseph is considering U of L, Clemson and Duke. He's already visited U of L and Duke and is expected to make a visit next weekend to Clemson.

The Cardinals really haven't recruited South Carolina very hard before now but have hit it hard in the '14 class. And Joseph would be a huge get. Joseph had 129 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 13 quarterback hurries and five forced fumbles as a junior. He also had six touchdowns on offense..

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Daniel Cage
Position:
Defensive end
School (City, State):
Cincinnati Winton Woods
Rating:
4-star
The latest:
Louisville is likely to make the short list for the four-star prospect with more than two dozen offers, including Nebraska, Tennessee, West Virginia and more. Cage has been to U of L already and expects to visit again this summer.

At 6-foot-2, 295 pounds, Cage is considered the No. 5 defensive tackle in the country. As a junior, Cage had 44 tackles, 18 tackles for a loss and 10 sacks after 54 tackles, 26 tackles for a loss and 22 sacks as a sophomore.

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Deshon Cooper
Position:
Outside linebacker
School (City, State):
Decatur, Ga., Columbia
Rating:
3-star
The latest:
Louisville had Cooper on campus for a visit earlier this year and impressed him enough to stay among his leaders. It appears Mississippi State is the main competition with Rutgers and Arkansas also making a strong bid.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Cooper also plays on the offensive side of the ball in high school but wants to be a defender at the next level. And he's a good one.

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Terrone Prescod
Position:
Offensive tackle
School (City, State):
Decatur, Ga., Columbia
Rating:
3-star
The latest:
A teammate of DeShon Cooper, Louisville is also squarely in the mix for the No. 48 offensive guard in the country with more than 20 scholarship offers. U of L, N.C. State, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Illinois and Missouri appear to be the frontrunners to land Cooper.

Cooper is now at 300 pounds and has grown an inch (6-4) and gained about 20 pounds since last summer. He's going to make someone a very solid guard.

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Zykiesis Cannon
Position:
Safety
School (City, State):
Greenville, S.C,., Carolina
Rating:
NR
The latest:
Cannon is an under rated athlete who had 1,100 receiving yards on offense and 108 tackles, eight interceptions and four fumble recoveries on defense last season as a junior. Cannon has visited North Carolina State and has nine scholarship offers, including the Cardinals.

Cannon is a big-play guy on both sides of the ball who would be able to find a place to get on the field. He's also looking at in-state South Carolina.

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Poona Ford
Position:
Defensive tackle
School (City, State):
Hilton Head Island, S.C,., High
Rating:
4-star
The latest:
Louisville has made it into the top five for the No. 21 defensive tackle in the country, along with Ohio State, Tennessee, South Carolina and Kansas State. He plans to camp at U of L, Ohio State and Tennessee this summer.

As a junior, the 6-foot-1, 285-pound Ford registered over 150 tackles, including 44 for loss, and added 11 sacks. He's explosive off the ball.

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Devin Pike
Position:
Tight end
School (City, State):
Cincinnati Elder
Rating:
NR
The latest:
Louisville is one of 10 offers and has been in the mix a long time with the brother of former Cincinnati quarterback Tony Pike. He also has offers from Boston College, Virginia, Minnesota, Illinois and others. He recently visited Virginia and is expected to make a return trip to Louisville this summer.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Pike had 25 receptions for 278 yards in seven games last season as a junior at Elder.

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