U of L football: Recruiting notebook

Cardinal Authority has some more reaction from the recruits who visited the University of Louisville on Sunday. The Cardinals hosted around 15 in-state prospects for the Rutgers game.


Louisville hosted a bunch of top in-state prospects, including Glasgow junior running back Marquez Trigg, on Sunday night.

The 6-foot, 205-pound Trigg said he "loved" the visit and his chat with the U of L coaches. He spoke a lot with running backs coach Kolby Smith, who played at U of L.

"I loved it," Trigg told Cardinal Authority. "The coaches were great. They just told I was the type of running back they would like to have and I really like (Coach Smith) the running backs coach. He's pretty cool."

Trigg said the U of L coaches are hoping to have him back for Junior Day in April.

Trigg helped the Scotties to a 10-2 record, rushing for 1669 yards and 26 touchdowns. He also had five catches for 102 yards and one TD.


Bowling Green High School junior Darrian Scott also made the trip to U of L and said it was "just great" to visit with the coaches.

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

"It was a great visit," he said. "The coaches seem to like me a lot and they are very funny."

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


One of the state's top wide receivers in the '15 class - Fort Thomas Highlands standout Jensen Feggins - made the trip to U of L.

Feggins, who will also go to Western Kentucky and North Carolina, Duke and North Carolina State in coming weeks, said he had a "great" time at Louisville with the coaches.

"Louisville was really cool," he told Scout.com analyst Brian Eldridge. "The coaching staff is a big family there. "The coaching staff is really close and the facilities are great."

As a junior, Feggins had 51 catches for 1,100 yards and 15 TDs for the Bluebirds.


Ballard coach Mike Jackson said two of his prospects - Sean Hammonds and Malik Dow - both made the trip over to campus on Sunday.

The 6-foot-3 Hammonds has also been to Junior Day at Purdue and has been talking with Bowling Green, Western Kentucky and Kentucky. He's a tight end/defensive end at Ballard.

"But he still has a baby face," Jackson said. "I think he could grow a couple more inches."

Dow is an intriguing prospect. He's one of the state's top basketball prospects in 2016 and didn't play football last season. But he's planning on coming back to football this season and could be a big-time wide receiver.

"I kept his name out there with the coaches," Jackson said. "He's super athletic."

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