Louisville set for large group of visitors

The University of Louisville football program will host a bunch of visitors for the season-opener on Sunday against Ohio University. The Cardinals will have at least six '14 commitments at the game and several top 2015 prospects.

The season-opener in college football is always a time for programs to showcase their program to high school prospects.

And that's exactly what Louisville coach Charlie Strong will do.

The Cardinals will host a bunch of visitors, including six commitments from the Class of 2014, another top '14 lineman and a few 2015 top targets.

The '14 U of L commitments expected to be in attendance: Trinity High School quarterback Reggie Bonnafon, Cincinnati Elder tight end Devin Pike, All Saints, Texas, running back Daniel Gresham, Fairfield, Ohio, lineman Danny Burns, Minford, Ohio lineman Jared McCray and Walnut Hills, Ohio safety Nilijah Ballew.

The Cardinals will also host Indianapolis Decatur Central offensive lineman Lukayus McNeil. The 6-foot-7, 270-pound McNeill is ranked as the No. 56 offensive tackle in the country and is expected to take an official visit next month to North Carolina State, while also considering Purdue and Indiana among his 18 offers.

Louisville will also have some top 2015 targets at the game, including two members of the Scout.com top 300 in the '15 class.

Lexington Catholic quarterback Reese Ryan, who is listed as the No. 8 quarterback in the country, will be at the game. He's the No. 151 player overall and has offers from U of L and Illinois.

Indianapolis Lawrence Central linebacker Darrin Kirkland is the No. 299 player in the country and has offers from Akron, Indiana, Louisville and Illinois.

Olive Branch, Miss., quarterback Ross Trail is also expected and he already has offers from U of L and Memphis.

Other visitors: Cincinnati Moeller's wide receiver Chase Pankey and defensive tackle Elijah Taylor and Jackson, Ohio, linebacker Reagan Williams. Taylor has offers from U of L, Michigan, Illinois, West Virginia and Western Kentucky among others, while Williams has offers from Kent and Ohio U.

Cardinal Authority will have reaction from the group after the visit.

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