Cards offer another LexCath quarterback

Lexington Catholic High School junior quarterback Reese Ryan picked up his first scholarship offer last week – Louisville. Ryan is one of the state's top prospects in the Class of 2015 and talks about the offer from the Cardinals.

The University of Louisville football program has had success with quarterbacks from Lexington Catholic High School.

Ex-LexCath quarterback Justin Burke played his final two years at U of L and is now an offensive assistant with the program, while recent LexCath graduate Kyle Bolin is a freshman with the Cardinals' program.

Now, Reese Ryan is on the U of L radar.

Ryan, who filled in for Bolin when he was injured last season as a sophomore, attended camp at Louisville last weekend and left with a scholarship offer – his first offer during the recruiting process.

"It's a little dynasty," Ryan said of the LexCath-to-Louisville deal. "I was so excited. It was one of the greatest feelings of my life. I did some individuals and then some 7-on-7 and coach (Shawn) Watson said I had an offer.

"I didn't expect it. But it was a great, great feeling."

Ryan went to camp at Notre Dame on Friday and also went to Illinois this weekend, landing his second offer there. He was at Florida a few weeks back and told that he was "one of the top two at my position, in my class." He also camped at Vanderbilt.

"It's a lot of fun so far," Ryan said of the recruiting process.

He said no matter what happens that U of L will stay near the top "of course, because they were the first to offer," noting he will "always have a soft spot" for U of L for showing early interest.

As a sophomore, Ryan completed 99 of 199 passes for 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He ran for 265 yards and three more TDs.


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