U of L football: Recruiting notebook

The University of Louisville football staff has been busy with the Class of 2015 this week, offering about 30 players and showing interest in a ton of others. Here are a few notes from the U of L football recruiting world.


The University of Louisville has signed a star from Hialeah, Fla., Champagnat Catholic two years in a row - Chucky Williams and Michael Johnson.

So, can they make it three in a row?

Champagnat three-star wide receiver Steven Claude said the Cardinals are recruiting him and he's high on the school.

"I have been very interested in Louisville since my visit there last summer," he said. "I liked it up there a lot."

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Claude said U of L assistant coach Lamar Thomas has been to his school and told him the Cardinals are watching him and would be in touch.

"He said he loves my playing style, hands, speed and ability to score," Claude said. "Coach Lamar and I have been cool since he was at Western Kentucky, so I like him a lot."

Claude had 697 yards receiving and seven touchdowns for the Class 2-A state champions, also recording 22 tackles, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries on defense.

He has offers from Central Florida, Wake Forest, Cincinnati, Duke and South Florida but is also hearing from a bunch of others.


Miami Central junior safety Calvin Brewton is committed to Florida State. But the 6-foot, 175-pound Brewton said he will still look at some other schools before signing.

And the No. 13 safety in the country, according to Scout.com, said Louisville would be one of the schools he checks out.

Brewton said U of L coaches stopped by his school a few weeks ago and informed him they were interested in recruiting him.

"They came in and talked to me," he said.

The four-star recruit picked FSU over Clemson, South Florida, UCF, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.


U of L has also offered Fayetteville, Ark., High School junior tight end C.J. O'Grady.

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound O'Grady also has offers from Mississippi, Virginia, Wake Forest and Arkansas State.

Arkansas, Alabama and Auburn are among the host of other schools showing interest.

As a junior, O'Grady had 45 catches for 884 yards and 14 touchdowns.


Bowling Green High School junior Darrian Scott will make an unofficial visit to U of L on Sunday for the basketball game against Rutgers.

The 6-foot, 230-pound Scott said he's hearing from a few schools but it's his first invitation for an unofficial visit.

"I'm very excited, he said. "I will be there on Sunday."

Scott helped the Purples to the Class 5-A state title last season, recording 59 tackles and a fumble recovery.


Among the other in-state prospects visiting Sunday will be Glasgow running back Marquez Trigg.

The 6-foot, 190-pound Trigg ran for 1,699 yards and 26 TDs as a junior, also finishing with 125 yards receiving and one TD.

Trigg said he's hearing from U of L, Kentucky and Western Kentucky.

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