Football recruiting: Cards host more visitors

The University of Louisville football staff has been busy in recent days. The Cardinals had dozens of campers last weekend and continue to host prospects each day as the staff tries to wrap up the Class of 2014. Here are a few notes:


At least two three-star visitors were on campus, checking out the University of Louisville football program on Monday.

New Smyrna Beach, Fla., athlete D'Cota Dixon and Niles, Ohio, McKinley offensive lineman Josh Krok both made visits with the Cardinals.

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Dixon projects as a safety in college but also plays running back in high school. He's listed as a three-star.

Dixon, who camped at Ohio State last weekend, also has offers from South Florida, Arkansas, Illinois, Cincinnati, North Carolina, North Carolina State, West Virginia and Ball State with a ton of other interest.

The 6-8, 290-pound Krok also has offers from Kentucky, West Virginia, Cincinnati and Wisconsin.


Hallandale, Fla., safety John Battle is expected to visit U of L on Tuesday and is friends with current U of L commit George Rushing, who said "I am working on him."

The 6-1, 180-pound Battle, who is listed as the No. 60 safety in the country, told recently that he talked the most with coaches from U of L, South Florida, LSU, South Carolina and Tennessee.

He is expected to camp at LSU, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina State at some point this week.

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Former Virginia Tech commitment Kalen McCain is now looking at several schools, including Louisville.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound McCain is a safety from Durham, N.C., Hillside, and is also looking at Georgia Tech and North Carolina State.

McCain had been committed to the Hokies for over a month.

A three-star prospect, McCain had 36 tackles, four interceptions, five pass breakups and two forced fumbles as a junior.

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