The University of Louisville football staff is trying to keep open the pipeline between the Cardinals' program and South Florida.
It's been successful in recent years at several schools in the Miami-area, including Miami Central High School where one of the top prospects in the 2016 class plays.
And Central safety Jamel Cook says U of L is "high" on his list.
"Louisville is a good school athletic-wise," Cook said. "I need to check out their academics more but you can't beat them in football. They have one of the best safeties in college football and they have a great DBs coach (Terrell Buckley).
"I know they've had a lot of guys from down here play there. I like them a lot. Right now, they're the leader."
The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Cook also has offers from Miami, South Florida and Central Florida and is getting interest from a ton of other schools.
Cook said he doesn't have an official list but noted that U of L was "one of the schools I really want to check out and see what it's like."
"I know the guys up there from (Central) really like it," he said. "Our coaches talk about those guys all the time. I want to hear more from those guys."
Miami Central has produced several U of L stars, including current senior lineman John Miller and junior defensive back Charles Gaines.
Cook said he wasn't positive but knows he had "six or seven interceptions," as a junior in helping Miami Central to a third straight Class 6-A state title.
"There's always room for improvement," he said. "And I will continue to improve."