Louisville offers two Class of 2016 standouts

The University of Louisville football staff has continued to extend scholarship offers to younger players this week, adding a pair of new offers to Class of 2016 stars. Cardinal Authority has the latest on all of the new offers.

University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino and his staff have been busy handing out offers to younger kids this week.

Among the offers is one to a prospect with local ties from the West Coast and a player who is close friends and teammates with a U of L commit and possibly another one.

Three-star wide receiver Chris Taylor-Yamanoha is from Rohnert Park, Calif., and also has offers from San Diego State, Boise State and Utah State. He has visited or camped at California, UCLA, USC and Utah.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Taylor-Yamanoha camped at Louisville this summer and said he really liked the Cardinals for a few reasons.

"My whole family is Louisville fans because my mom went there and I like them," Taylor-Yamanoha told Scout.com after the game.

As a junior, Taylor-Yamanoha was named All-League MVP and has more than 750 yards receiving and 15 touchdowns, while also picking off two passes on defense.

The the other offer is to Columbus, Ga., Carver High School safety Javontay Smith, who recently committed to North Carolina. Smith is a teammate of U of L 2015 commitment Khane Pass and close friends with - and classmates - Pass' brother - Jawon. The younger Pass is a top quarterback who is considering U of L and is likely to make a decision soon.

The 6-foot, 185-pound Smith also has an offer from Indiana and last Saturday was on a visit to Alabama.

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