Louisville football: Recruiting notebook

The University of Louisville football staff continues its recruiting efforts in recent weeks, hosting a bunch of prospects and offering many others. Here are a few notes from several prospects on the U of L radar.

Georgia COMMIT MAKES A VISIT

Georgia commitment Gilbert Johnson of Miami Southridge High School made a visit last weekend to Louisville for camp.

Johnson, who committed to Georgia earlier this month after a camp there, said the U of L visit was "impressive."

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound three-star wide receiver said he was "solid, right now," on his Georgia commitment but said the Bulldogs and the Cardinals were the two schools recruiting him the hardest.

"Louisville is a nice place and I like the coaches," he said. "I know a lot of guys there. They told me I would be able to come in the first year and be a starter because they were losing one of their better wide receivers."

U of L defensive backs Andrew Johnson and Gerod Holliman both played their high school football at Southridge.

'15 WR FROM GEORGIA IMPRESSED

Decatur, Ga., Columbia wide receiver Shadell Bell went to camp at U of L, Tennessee and Auburn all in the same week.

The Class of 2015 prospect said the U of L visit went "great."

"I ran a 4.58," Bell said. "I really hadn't talked to (Louisville) all that much before camp but I believe they will probably offer. I hope so."

Bell has offers Virginia, North Carolina State, Duke and Appalachian State.

Bell is also a basketball standout at Columbia.

CARDS OFFER ANOTHER QB

The U of L staff extended an offer to '15 quarterback Zach Gentry, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound prospect from Albuquerque, NM., Eldorado High School.

Gentry was at the U of L quarterback academy last week.

As a sophomore, Gentry threw for 2,022 yards and 17 touchdowns, while also rushing for 315 yards and nine scores.

He also has offers from San Diego State and New Mexico State.


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