Gresham 'can't wait' to meet Petrino

University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino will begin talking to the school's commitments on Friday. One of those - Fort Worth, Tx., running back Daniel Gresham said he "can't wait to talk with Petrino about U of L.

Fort Worth, Tx., standout running back Daniel Gresham committed to the University of Louisville football program last summer.

Gresham said part of the commitment was because of coach Charlie Strong and his staff. But Gresham also had a connection to the school, born and raised in Louisville until he was 12.

Now, U of L has named Bobby Petrino as the head coach and Gresham has a connection with the new coach. He watched Petrino from the stands many games during his first stint at U of L.

"My favorite running back of all-time is Michael Bush," Gresham said of the former U of L back, who starred for Petrino. "My grandfather has a janitorial service and they used to clean (Papa John's Cardinal Stadium). So, I used to go to game and watch them a lot.

"I was there when they played UK and Michael (Bush was injured). So I remember (Petrino)."

Gresham told Cardinal Authority on Thursday night that he was "waiting to talk to coach Petrino. I can't wait to talk to him."

The 5-foot-11, 225-pound Gresham said he was still committed to U of L and only had one visit - Jan. 17 to the Cardinals' campus - set.

"I want to talk to him and get to know him," Gresham said. "But so far, I have heard good things."

Gresham is ranked as the No. 1 fullback in the country by Scout.com.


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