U of L football: Recruiting notebook

The University of Louisville football coaches continue to beat the bushes, offering a bunch of top prospects on the Class of 2015. Cardinal Authority has a notebook full of items looking at some of the U of L prospects.

CARDS OFFER TOP CENTER PROSPECT

A new offer that went out late last week was to Lake Wales, Fla., Senior High School center Luke Hiers.

The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Hiers now has about a dozen scholarship offers. Hiers told USFNation.com that he plans on making a visit to U of L at some point in April.

"I'm going to go see Louisville in April, as well as Kentucky and Mississippi State," Hiers told the Scout.com site. "Those visits will be in the second week of April."

Hiers visited South Florida last weekend and has also said he wants to perhaps visit Syracuse.

Hiers is ranked as the No. 4 center in the country by Scout.com.

Arkansas COMMIT LANDS OFFER

Arkansas quarterback commitment Ty Storey, who picked the Hogs over Alabama, has landed an offer from the University of Louisville.

Storey said the Cardinals offensive coordinator Garrick McGee had been in contact for a few weeks and made the offer.

The 6-3, 220-pound Storey is ranked as the No. 8 quarterback in the country by Scout.com and was named Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior at Charleston, Ark.

Storey threw for 4,241 yards and 52 touchdowns last season for a 15-0 Charleston team. He averaged 282.7 yards passing per game.

Before landing the offer from U of L, Storey said he was "firm" on his commitment to Arkansas but said he would "listen to others."

The Cardinals have now offered nine of the top 25 quarterbacks in the country.

NEW Wisconsin COMMIT OFFERED BY CARDS

Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei tight end Kyle Penniston picked up an offer from U of L just days after committing to Wisconsin.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Penniston committed to the Badgers over offers from Florida State, Miami and Washington State, as well as interest from Northwestern, Ohio State, UCLA, USC and others.

Penniston is ranked as the No. 13 tight end in the country, according to Scout.

Oklahoma COMMIT ALSO GETS OFFER

Oklahoma City, Okla., Casady offensive tackle Josh Wariboko has been committed to Oklahoma since June and says he's 100 percent solid with his verbal to the Sooners.

But that hasn't stopped a bunch of other schools from offering the 6-3, 305-pound Wariboko.

Louisville and Texas are the latest to extend Wariboko an offer. He's also recently landed offers from Arkansas and Florida State and now has over a dozen offers.

Wariboko is ranked as the No. 2 prospect in Oklahoma and the No. 10 offensive guard in the country by Scout.com.


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