Louisville in the mix with ex-Alabama OL

The University of Louisville's search for offensive linemen continues as the Cardinals are now in the mix for Brandon Hill, who spent a season at Alabama and is at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College this season.

A new name has emerged on the offensive lineman search for the University of Louisville football program - Brandon Hill.

A native of Collierville, Tenn., Hill spent one season at Alabama before playing this season at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He said U of L assistant Terrell Buckley has been in contact and he's "very interested," in the Cardinals.

"I've talked to them some already and will more soon," Hill told Cardinal Authority. "I know they have a really good program and I know they need linemen.

"I don't know coach (Bobby Petrino) yet but I have heard about him and remember him some from when I was in high school and being recruited."

Hill was a three-star prospect and ranked as the No. 25 offensive tackle prospect in the Class of 2012 when he was at St. George's School.

After high school, Hill signed with Alabama but ended up going to Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. He then committed to Mississippi, but recommitted to Alabama in December 2012 before enrolling at Alabama in the spring of 2013.

The 6-foot-6 Hill said he arrived at Alabama at 436 pounds and is now playing at 385 this season at the JUCO in Mississippi.

"I feel like I am playing better, I still need to lose 25 or 30 more pounds," he said. "And that's what I am really working hard on right now."

Hill said Louisville is one of the school's showing the most interest, also noting Memphis and Tennessee have been involved.

While he hasn't taken any visits this time around, Hill said he would start thinking about that soon and "would really like" to see U of L's campus.


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