Bobby Petrino visits Mississippi JUCOs

University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino spent Monday on the road in Mississippi, visiting a couple of junior college programs. Petrino saw three prospects, including a pair of big-time offensive lineman. Cardinal Authority has the latest.

Bobby Petrino is on the road this week recruiting and he spent Monday working on a couple of junior-college offensive linemen from Mississippi.

Petrino visited East Mississippi Community College, which just won its third NJCAA title in four years last weekend, and spoke with lineman Jamal Danley.

The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Danley is originally from Olive Branch, Miss., and is currently committed to Oklahoma and expected to sign with the Sooners next week.

But it appears Petrino has talked him into visiting U of L this weekend. Danley is considered the top offensive lineman in Mississippi among the JUCO ranks and picked Oklahoma over Mississippi State.

Petrino also stopped in to Hinds Community College where he spent time with lineman Justin Sandifer and quarterback James Summers.

The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Sandifer, who had originally been committed to West Virginia, will take a visit to U of L this weekend. Hinds assistant coach Dwike Wilson said LSU, Florida and Georgia all offered Sandifer back in the spring but his recruitment now has been "weird and quiet" until U of L has come calling.

"He's a very big, athletic kid and he's mean," Wilson said. "He's a mean one."

Sandifer is originally from Greenwood, Miss., and graduated from Leflore County High School. He is expected to sign with a school next week and enroll in January.

Wilson said Petrino also spent time with Summers and spoke to him about coming to U of L as a wide receiver "because they lose so many guys." Summers will visit East Carolina this weekend and they are recruiting him as a quarterback and then will see from there.


Cardinal Authority Top Stories