Cage makes "great connection" with new staff

Four-star Cincinnati Winton Woods defensive end Daniel Cage made his official visit to the University of Louisville over the weekend. Cage has several other visits left, but recaps the U of L visit and talks about where the Cardinals stand in the process. Cardinal Authority has the latest on Cage.

Cincinnati Winton Woods four-star defensive tackle Daniel Cage made his second official visit, spending two days at the University of Louisville.

The 6-foot-2, 295-pound Cage met the new coaching staff, toured the facilities and said he found out "a lot of good information" about the program.

"It went great," Cage said. "I have a great connection with the coaches. The defensive line coach (Clint Hurtt) wasn't there, so I couldn't connect with him but I know he's the same coach who was there before.

"I got a lot out of the rest of the coaches. They seem like good guys."

Cage, considered the No. 15 defensive tackle in the country according to, said he was impressed with new head coach Bobby Petrino.

"I didn't know much about him, so it was good to meet him," Cage said. "A lot of people had told me he was a bad guy. But he didn't seem like that at all. He seemed like he was a really good guy. I liked the staff."

Despite the coaching change, Cage said he was always going to stick to the plan to visit U of L and give the new staff "a chance" to win him over.

After the visit, Cage said when asked if he could see himself playing his college career at U of L answered: "Oh yes, for sure."

But Cage still has more visits. He's already visited Illinois and said he will head to Notre Dame on Wednesday before a trip to Michigan State this weekend and Missouri Jan. 31. He will then make his decision.

"It's going to be very hard," Cage said. "Actually, I can't even say that right now. I mean, right now it would be hard because I don't know what the other colleges will have to offer yet. But I'll just have to wait and see.

"It's going to be tough."

Cage said he was "excited" about what the U of L coaches told him as far as the plan for the future and the move to the ACC.

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