U of L women's recruiting notes

University of Louisville women's basketball coach Jeff Walz and his staff are about to head out on the road for the summer recruiting period. Here are a few recruiting notes from the women's basketball program.


University of Louisville women's basketball coach Jeff Walz and his staff are preparing for the summer recruiting period.

The U of L staff - and the other women's coaches - will head out on the road the first week of July for AAU tournaments all over the country. And the staff will head on the road with a pair of commitments already in the fold.

Richmond, Va., guard Taja Cole and North Babylon, N.Y., guard Brianna Jones are the two players who are committed to the Cardinals.

U of L could add a couple other prospects in the '15 class with Walz and his staff targeting about a dozen prospects at this point.


Elizabethtown High School standout Erin Boley, considered the top player in Kentucky, said she is thinking about narrowing her list.

The 6-foot-1 Boley, a top 10 prospect nationally in the Class of 2016, visited Louisville for Elite Camp and also went this week to Notre Dame for Elite Camp.

Boley also listed Kentucky, Stanford, Tennessee and Connecticut.

"At the end of the summer," Boley said about narrowing her list. "I don't mind the (recruiting process) but I want to narrow my list."

Boley has made several visits to U of L and said she "really likes" U of L coach Jeff Walz and the direction of the program.

"I love the way he interacts with his players, he has an intriguing relationship with them," Boley said of Walz.


Birmingham, Ala., Wenonah High star Kaitlyn Rodgers was impressive at the U of L Elite Camp and is a top target for the Cardinals.

The 6-foot-2 prospect in the Class of 2016 averaged 12 points and eight rebounds as a sophomore and helped her team to a Class 5-A Regional Championship in Alabama.

Rodgers listed Florida State and Auburn as other schools showing the most interest at this time, noting she was headed to Florida State this weekend for Elite Camp.

She also said Ole Miss, Alabama, Auburn and UAB have extended her an offer."It's all been a lot of fun because I love basketball," Rodgers said. "I'm just trying to get better and see what's best for me."


One of the better post prospects at U of L's Elite Camp was Lemont, Pa., State College High School standout Kyla Irwin.

The 6-foot-2 Irwin is a prospect in the Class of 2016 who was an All-State player as a sophomore. She averaged 19.6 points and grabbed 12.7 rebounds a game for the Little Lions, who won the District 6-AAAA crown and advanced to the second round of the PIAA playoffs.

Irwin said she is hearing a lot from the Cardinals along with Providence, Pittsburgh and St. John's.

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