Louisville scholarship to massive JUCO OL

The University of Louisville football staff has offered a scholarship to massive junior-college offensive lineman Malcolm Pridgeon of Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y. Cardinal Authority has the latest from Pridgeon.

Garden City, N.Y., Nassau Community College offensive lineman Malcolm Pridgeon has been a hot name in the recruiting circles in recent weeks.

The 6-foot-8, 295-pound Pridgeon is closing in on a dozen scholarship offers, including his latest from the University of Louisville.

"I really hope I have a home there," Pridgeon said.

Pridgeon said his JUCO coaches sent the Cardinals' staff his film recently and he was contacted by offensive line coach Chris Klenakis.

Other offers he has picked up include: Kentucky, Cincinnati, Texas Tech, Arizona State, Marshall, Purdue, Temple, Virginia Tech and Central Florida.

While he said all of the offers are exciting, Pridgeon said the U of L offer was "special" because he "really likes the program.

Pridgeon said he hopes to visit the Cardinals sometime this spring.

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