D'Andre Ferby will consider Cardinals

Nashville (Tenn.) Ensworth bruising back D'Andre Ferby committed to WKU for the opportunity to play for Bobby Petrino

D'Andre Ferby made many take notice when his Nashville (TN) Ensworth team visited the Derby City to open the 2013 high school against Louisville Trinity.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound bruising back rushed for 187 yards and 3 touchdowns in a thrilling 27-26 victory over the Shamrocks.

Memphis, Wake Forest and Western Kentucky are among those that extended the prospect a scholarship offer, with Ferby eventually choosing to commit to Bobby Petrino and the Hilltoppers.

The opportunity to play for Petrino was a focal point of his decision.

"The thing I would say I like about Petrino is the way he utilizes his backs," Ferby told Cardinal Authority. "Most of his backs tend to have great collegiate careers but also at least have a chance to play at the next level. That was one of the main things that attracted me to WKU to play under him."

The hiring of Petrino at the University of Louisville now has the running back considering a switch to the Cardinals.

"Yes I would consider it but at the same time I want to see what WKU has," he explained. "I've been talking to Narcarius Fant and a lot of other recruits and they seem to have a lot of trust in Coach Brohm."

While a physical back, Ferby believes his footwork is his strength.

"My strengths, I feel is my footwork for my size. Not many big backs have great footwork and I feel in the game speed I do that pretty well. Also I hate being tackled by just one man."

Ferby had some contact with the previous Louisville coaching staff, but still isn't very familiar with the Cardinal program.

"I don't know much about Louisville but I heard a little from them when Coach Strong was there and Coach Carter."

The possibility of playing in the Cardinals new league is also enticing.

"When it comes to the ACC, it would be very competitive and fun to compete in the same league with the now National Champion Florida State Seminoles. Also to play against two of my childhood friends, Jalen Ramsey a safety at FSU and Corn Elder a freshman defensive back at Miami."

Stay tuned to Cardinal Authority for more recruit reaction following the hiring of Bobby Petrino.


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