Cards offer several stars in the 2017 class

The University of Louisville football staff has been busy on the recruiting front this week, offering a bunch of 2016 prospects. The Cardinals are also looking ahead and offered at least six prospects in the Class of 2017. Here's a closer look:

The University of Louisville football staff has been busy on the recruiting front, including offers to a handful of top prospects in the Class of 2017.

An offer on Friday to Bellaire, Tx., Episcopal defensive tackle Marvin Wilson was at least the sixth offer to a '17 target this week by the Cardinals. U of L has offered 44 prospects in the '17 class that have been confirmed by Scout.com.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Wilson is a four-star defensive tackle adds the U of L offer to one from Texas Tech. He's also hearing from Texas A&M, TCU, Texas and Ohio State.

Another lineman offered this week was Miami Norland offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort, who added the U of L offer to another from North Carolina State.

The 6-6, 310-pound Telfort is also heading from LSU, Alabama, Auburn and others.

The Cardinals also offered a pair of wide receivers - Princeton Fant and Terrell Bynum - and a couple of running back prospects - Damon Williams and Marquis Mickens.

The 6-foot, 185-pound Fant also has offers from Mississippi State, Tennessee and Kentucky, while the 6-foot, 170-pound is from Anaheim, Calif., Servite and also holds offers from Washington State, Arizona State and Colorado State.

Mickens is a 5-9, 205-pound running back from Lake Mary, Fla., with offers from Kentucky, Troy and Marshall and interest from all the big boys in Florida and the SEC. He has over 1,500 yards in two seasons, including more than 600 as a freshman.

The 6-1, 170-pound Williams is from Gadsden City, Ala., and also has offers from Mississippi State and Western Kentucky.


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