Louisville football: Recruiting notebook

Here's a look at a few notes from the University of Louisville football staff on the recruiting trail, including a couple of prospect updates and a few new offers.

The University of Louisville football staff has reached out and offered a prospect from South Florida who is already committed to Miami University.

Three-star Fort Pierce (Fla.) Central linebacker Greg Simmons committed to Miami in February but has continued to reel in offers.

U of L offered him earlier this week, joining offers from Kentucky, Maryland, Florida Atlantic and several others. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Simmons is a three-star prospect and the No. 23 ranked middle linebacker in the country on Scout.

Louisville was the fourth offer for Tallahassee, Fla., Godby quarterback/athlete Darius Bradwell, who also has offers from Oregon State, Kent State and Southern Mississippi.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Bradwell amassed 1,330 passing yards and nine touchdowns on 98 of 196 passing as a junior.

Bradwell is also hearing from South Florida, Florida Atlantic and others.

U of L has offered several quarterbacks in the Class of 2016 and now a couple in the '17 class, including the most recent to Cincinnati St. Xavier signal caller Sean Clifford.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Clifford also has offers from Akron, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Toledo and serious interest from Notre Dame.

As a sophomore, Clifford completed 73-of-128 passes for 832 yards and nine touchdowns in nine games. He also rushed for 314 yards and two scores.

Trinity High School linebacker Damon Lowe has been to U of L several times, including for the recent spring game and said he "loves what he's" seen with the Cardinals.

"I loved the atmosphere I liked the physicality and energy the defense had in the spring game," Lowe said. "I plan on keeping in touch with the coaches."

The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Lowe has an offer from Austin Peay and has also visited Ball State and Western Kentucky. He led the 6-A state champion Shamrocks in tackles with 57.5 last season, including 17 tackles for a loss and 5.5 sacks.

Scottsboro, Ala., wide receiver Malik Talley, picked up his fifth offer on Tuesday night when he landed one from the Cardinals.

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Talley is coached by former Auburn quarterback Patrick Nix has run a 4.4 40-yard dash. He also has offers from Georgia Southern, Middle Tennessee, Troy and Southern Mississippi and is hearing from Alabama and Auburn.

A former basketball star turned football prospect, Talley put up some huge numbers in his first season on the field. As a wide receiver he had 27 catches for 474 yards and nine touchdowns. He also had 17 kickoff returns 405 yards and a touchdown.

Charlotte (N.C.) Vance defensive back Myles Dorn added to his listing of more than a dozen offers with one from the Cardinals.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Dorn is the son of former North Carolina star Torin Dorn. The elder Dorn began his collegiate career at running back before converting to cornerback and spent seven seasons in the NFL.

North Carolina, Duke, Purdue, Appalachian State and others are on his offer list.

Fredericksburg (Va.) Stafford offensive tackle Josh Ball continues to see his stock rise with his latest offer from the Cardinals.

The 6-foot-7, 310-pound Ball has more than a dozen offers, including Wisconsin, West Virginia, Florida State, Miami, Duke, Ole Miss, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Vanderbilt. Virginia, South Carolina and others.

Alabama and Auburn are other schools on his interest list.

Nashville, Tenn., Montgomery Bell Academy Ty Chandler reports an offer from Louisville was his fifth overall offer. He's a 2017 prospect.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Chandler already had offers from Kentucky, Vanderbilt, LSU, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

Chandler ran for 1,348 yards and 25 TDs as a sophomore.

Another Louisville Trinity defensive standout - linebacker Vincent Lococo - was also at the spring game and is hoping for more interest from U of L.

"I loved Louisville and it's been a dream to play there since I was a little kid," Lococo said. "I really liked the atmosphere and the energy of the staff."

A top prospect in Kentucky in the Class of 2016, the 5-foot-11, 215-pound Lococo had 46.5 tackles, including 10 tackles for a loss, as a junior for the Shamrocks.

Lococo has also visited Western Kentucky, Marshall and Miami of Ohio. His lone offer came from Morehead State.

Detroit, Mich., Cass Tech 2017 wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones now has more than a dozen offers after getting one from the Cardinals.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Peoples-Jones also has offers from Cincinnati, LSU, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Penn State and Tennessee among others.


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