U of L football: Recruiting notebook

Here are a few notebook items surrounding the University of Louisville football program and some recruiting news. The Cardinals have 24 commitments for the Class of 2015 and are expected to add a couple more prospects before signing day.

FORMER Miami COMMIT LOOKING AT CARDS

Winter Garden, Fla., West Orange High School four-star running back Dexter Williams officially de-committed from Miami on Friday evening.

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Williams made an official visit to U of L last month with his West Orange teammate Jalen Julius and now appears to be high on the Cardinals.

The No. 100 ranked player in the Scout300 of the Class of 2015, Williams is rated as the No. 15 running back in the nation. He also has offers from Florida, Notre Dame, Auburn and plenty of other top schools across the country.

Julius is a three-star wide receiver from West Orange who was previously committed to Florida. He told Scout.com that he and Williams would like to play college ball together.

U of L is also in the mix for running back Jordan Cronkrite, a three-star U.S. Army All-American running back who had also previously been committed to Miami.

CARDS IN FINAL 3 FOR MIAMI STAR

Miami Killian three-star cornerback Sheldrick Redwine told Cardinal Authority that he has narrowed his list to three schools - U of L, Texas and South Florida.

The 6-1, 185-pound Redwine will make a visit to all three schools in January and is expected at U of L on Jan. 16. He'll make a decision near signing day.

Redwine is a former teammate and close friend to current U of L freshman cornerback Trumaine Washington.

CARDS TO GET Wisconsin COMMIT ON VISIT

With the coaching change at Wisconsin, the Cardinals will at least benefit by getting one of the Badgers' top defensive commitments to make a visit.

Three star Miami, Fla., Gulliver Prep outside linebacker Dominic Sheppard told Scout.com he will make a visit to U of L on Jan. 16.

Sheppard hasn’t spoken to new head coach Paul Chryst yet and said he will also make a visit to Illinois sometime this month. Virginia and Mississippi State are also still in contact.

He's ranked as the No. 65 outside linebacker in the country.

CARDS BACK IN Alabama

U of L assistant coach L.D. Scott has done a great job getting the Cardinals some top prospects from the state of Alabama and now he's back there recruiting more.

Valley, Ala., High School defensive end Tyreic Martin told the folks at the U.S. Army All-American game that he has offers from U of L, Texas Southern and Georgia Southern.

Martin is a 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end.


Cardinal Authority Top Stories