JUCO lineman Hodges wants to visit Louisville

East Mississippi Community College offensive lineman Brandon Hodges will play for the national title in December and then is hoping to make some college visits. Cardinal Authority spoke with Hodges about his recruitment from the University of Louisville.

The University of Louisville football staff continues to scour the country - especially the junior-college ranks - for a few offensive linemen for next season.

The latest target is East Mississippi Community College offensive tackle Brandon Hodges, who told Cardinal Authority he plans on making a visit to U of L in December.

The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Hodges said he will make a visit to Louisville "sometime in mid-December, but we are still working on the date. I'm looking forward to it."

"I know Louisville has a good team ans has had a good team," Hodges said. "The coach told me they need help on the line. They said they need someone to come in right away and fill in the void because they are losing guys and don't have enough redshirts."

A former standout at Aberdeen, Miss., High School, Hodges is a first-team All-NJCAA Region 23 and All-Mississippi Athletic Conference lineman this season for East Mississippi C.C. He will graduate in December and enroll in a college in January.

"That's the plan," he said.

Hodges said he would also visit Texas and Florida State and mentioned Oklahoma State, Alabama and Missouri as schools who have checked in on him.

A sophomore at East Mississippi, Hodges will have three years to play two at the school he picks to enroll in next month.

East Mississippi is the No. 1 ranked junior college team in the country and will play for the national title against Iowa Western in Mississippi Bowl VII in Biloxi, Miss. on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. in Indian Stadium.

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