U of L football: Junior Day update

The University of Louisville football team hosted an in-state Junior Day on Wednesday with around a dozen prospects attending the event. Here's a notebook with some updates on a few of the top prospects who attended the Junior Day.


Trinity High School two-way star Rodjay Burns, considered one of the state's elite prospects in the Class of 2016, said he had a "great experience" at the Junior Day.

Burns, a standout cornerback and wide receiver, said he spent some time with the the Louisville coaches during the event and said the Cards are showing a lot of interest.

"It was a great experience," Burns said. "They were telling me a lot about the program and what would make me want to come there.

"They want me to come back and keep in touch."

U of L was the first offer for Burns, who said he added one from Cincinnati last week. He spent time with former Trinity stars Reggie Bonnafon and James Quick while at U of L.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Burns helped Trinity to the Class 6-A state title with four interceptions and also led the team with 47 catches for 718 yards and seven touchdowns. He averaged 14.3 yards on punt returns and 17.5 yards on kick returns.


Trinity defensive lineman Connor Foos and linebacker Damon Lowe also took in the Junior Day event with Louisville this week.

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Foos had been to several football game on unofficial visits and said the Junior Day was "a great opportunity."

"I talked to coach (Bobby) Petrino and the defensive line coach (L.D. Scott) a lot," he said. "I really like the facilities. They talked to me about my height and weight and just how my football workouts have been going.

"They want me to come back soon."

Foos, who had 46.5 tackles as a junior, also has interest Cincinnati, Purdue, Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Tennessee and others. His father, Ben, played at Notre Dame.

The 5-11, 225-pound Lowe said he "really loved" the Junior Day with the Cardinals, noting that "I really liked the atmosphere and they said keep in touch."

Lowe is also hearing from Kentucky, Ball State and Yale. As a junior, Lowe led Trinity with 57 tackles, including 17 tackles for a loss and 4.5 tackles.


Besides Burns, the only players attending the Junior Day with offers on the table from U of L were 2017 standouts Walker Wood and Jedrick Willis from Lafayette.

Wood is a standout quarterback who has visited U of L several times and was offered last month, while Willis is a big offensive lineman with an offer.

"There's a lot of good people there and it was a great atmosphere," Wood said. "We had a really good time there."


Ashland Blazer running back Quinton Baker traveled to the Junior Day with his father, Al, who was a standout running back at Trigg County and later at Kentucky.

The younger Baker said he was impressed with what he saw at U of L. He was also at the Louisville game against Florida State in October.

"It was awesome," he said. "Just being there with all the other guys, looking at the facilities and the atmosphere. They said stay in touch.

"They're showing a lot of love for me."

Baker, who was committed to UK for a bit, had 1,800 yards and 22 touchdowns and was a first-team All-State selection as a junior.

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