Once the recruiting dead period was over, the University of Louisville football coaching staff immediately hit the road to visit with multiple prospects. Among defensive coordinator Todd Grantham's stop was Athens, Ala., to extend a new scholarship offer.
As reported by Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst John Garcia, the Cardinals have now offered three-star prospect Paxton Schrimsher of Athens High School.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound target committed to Southern Miss in September over multiple offers and has remained firm with his decision since, but the Cardinals offer has made an impact.
Scout.com's Garcia reports that Grantham visited to confirm that the Cardinals offer was official, and that they would like him to make an official visit.
"My mind is going crazy right now, but I just need to get home an talk it over with my parents," he told Garcia.
Schrimsher, who is listed as among Top 50 outside linebackers the South region by Scout.com, could play either linebacker or safety on the college level.
"We have him listed as an OLB right now, but had him as a safety prior to his senior season, but he bulked up a little and plays very well in the box," Garcia said. "Big hitter, runs well."
Stay tuned to Scout.com and Cardinal Authority for further developments on Schrimsher.