U of L football: Recruiting notebook

Here are a few Cardinal Authority news items from the recruiting scene around the University of Louisville football program.

Florida DB SETS VISIT TO U OF L

Tallahassee, Fla., safety Ronnie Harrison has set up his visits for the spring and summer, including one to Louisville.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Harrison, who attends Florida State University School and is ranked as the No. 29 safety in the country, said he will visit U of L on June 9.

The Cardinals have been in the mix for several months with Harrison, who said recently that U of L safety coach Terrell Buckley is a coach he could see himself playing for in college.

Harrison is also scheduled to visit Clemson, Auburn, Tennessee, Ohio State, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Georgia and Georgia Tech.

CARDS OFFER JUCO OL PROSPECT

Buckley sent out an offer to Perkinston, Miss., Gulf Coast Community College offensive lineman Martinas Rankin.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Rankin also landed offers from South Florida and Florida Atlantic and said he has other schools interested.

Rankin also has offers from Mississippi State, Southern Mississippi, UAB and Memphis.

He is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2014 football season.

NFL ALL-PRO WR SON GETS U OF L OFFER

Madison Central, Miss., High School athlete Trey Smith, the son of ex-Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro wide receiver Jimmy Smith, has landed an offer from the Cardinals.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Smith, who has played running back and quarterback during his high school career, has the versatility to play several different positions in college.

As a junior, Smith rushed for more than 1,400 yards for Madison Central.

He said he has offers from U of L, Memphis, Mississippi State, Troy, Alabama State and Louisiana Tech. He made an unofficial visit to Ole Miss and is also hearing from Tennessee, Florida State and Auburn.

His father played for Bobby Petrino when he was the offensive coordinator with the Jaguars.

MEMPHIS WR LANDS OFFER FROM CARDS

Memphis Melrose three-star wide receiver Jonathan Johnson has landed an offer from the Cards, adding it to ones from Tennessee, Mississippi, Indiana and Arkansas State.

The 5-foot-9, 165-pound Johnson is a talented playmaker who plays in the slot position.

He runs a 4.6 40-yard dash.


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