The University of Louisville hosted a number of recruits during their Saturday afternoon game against Wake Forest.
During their time on campus, the prospects attended CardMarch, watched the team warm-up from field level, visited with coaches and more in an effort to gain a better understanding of what the U of L program has to offer.
Among the impressive group was McDonough, Ga., Eagle's Landing Christian defensive end Nick Dawson. Dawson was joined on the trip by his family.
“It was pretty cool,” Dawson told Cardinal Authority.
In addition to Louisville, he also holds scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Marshall, Syracuse, Virginia and others. While the list of suitors continues to grow for the 6-foot-2, 215-pound three-star prospect, the Cardinals were among the first to extend an offer and have kept him a priority throughout the process.
U of L defensive coordinator first began recruiting Dawson while on the Georgia coaching staff and the two have built a strong relationship. Saturday's visit allowed an opportunity for his parents to learn more about the Cardinals.
“We got to talk to coach Grantham for a little bit after the game,” he said. “We try to talk nearly every week, even though he is busy because he is a defensive coordinator, so we talk a lot. He visited with my parents because they had a lot of questions for him. I think my parents learned a lot about it and they liked it there.”
Up next for Dawson is a visit this weekend with nearby Georgia Tech and then a trip to West Lafayette, Ind., for Purdue's home game against Michigan State.
He anticipates making all of his official visits this winter and doesn't claim any leaders at this point.
“I know that I there are a couple of school's that will be there in the end, but as of right now I don't have a top list of schools or anything like that,” he explained.