Cards trying to tap Hialeah pipeline again

The University of Louisville football program has had good luck recruiting Hialeah, Fla., Champagnat Catholic in recent years. Now, the Cardinals are trying to tap the school again after offering five prospects on Monday.

The University of Louisville is trying to land a few more prospects from defending Florida Class 2-A state champ Hialeah Champagnat Catholic.

Current U of L player Chucky Williams came from there in the 2013 class, while Michael Johnson will be an incoming freshman at U of L in the fall.

On Monday, the Cardinals took a major step in landing more talent from Champagnat Catholic by offering five prospects from the school.

U of L offered 2015 prospects Steven Claude, Devonaire Clarington and Christian Strachan and 2016 guys Darnell Salomon and Chidi Okeke.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Claude is a three-star wide receiver has offers from Duke, West Virginia, Cincinnati and others. He had 697 yards receiving and seven touchdowns as a junior, also recording 22 tackles, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries on defense.

Clarington is the No. 7 ranked tight end in the country and at 6-6, 225 is a four-star prospect. He also has offers from Miami, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and a bunch of others.

The 6-4, 325-pound Strachan is an offensive lineman with offers from South Florida, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Marshall and UAB.

A 6-2, 175-pound wide receiver, Salomon is considered one of the top 2016 prospects in the country and has said among his top teams are Alabama, LSU, Florida, Florida State and Clemson, while holding offers from a bunch of others.

The 6-7, 310-pound Okeke is also a major prospect and has offers from Miami and U of L and is drawing heavy interest from some top programs, including Florida State.

Cardinal Authority will keep you posted on the progress of the recruitment of these prospects.

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