University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino said on Thursday that his staff wasn't using Friday's Spring Game as a major recruiting night for future prospects.
But the Cardinals still had some top-notch 2015 prospects on hand and a few youngsters.
Lakota West, Ohio, linebacker C.J. Stalker was making his second trip to U of L in 10 days. He was also in attendance for a practice last week. Stalker has six offers, including U of L.
Ross Trail, a three-star quarterback, was also in attendance. He had been committed to U of L under the previous staff but re-opened the process when the new staff arrived and still has an offer from the Cardinals.
Trail played last season at Olive Branch, Miss., but has since transferred back to his original high school in Wynne, Ark.
A host of in-state prospects also attended, including Manual running back Michael Nero, Ballard defensive end Sean Hammonds, Male quarterback Davis Mattingly, Doss linebacker Ramone Kelly, Fort Thomas Highlands wide receiver Jensen Figgins, Campbellsville wide receiver Kendon Young and Lexington Catholic center Cameron Bailey (6-3, 300 pounds).
Lafayette '16 quarterback Clay Bolin attended with teammates Walker Wood, Malik Robinson and Mason Alstott.
U of L also hosted signees including, Cornelius Sturghill, Reggie Bonnafon, Kelby Johnson, Danny Burns and Micky Crum.