University of Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino and his staff were among the earliest to express an interest and extend a scholarship offer to Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell tight end Jordan Wilson and on Saturday received a visit from the three-star prospect.
Recently sidelined with a separated shoulder, Wilson was forced to scratch his plans of participating in the Cardinals camp, as well as camps at Mississippi State and Notre Dame, but still kept his travel plans to Louisville.
"I've been wanting to visit for a long time," he told Cardinal Authority.
During his time at the Cardinals football complex, he took in some of the morning camp session and then checked out many of the team's facilities.
"I absolutely loved it," said Wilson. "I was able to see all of the stadium, the locker room, training room, weight room, and practice facilities. I also saw the players lounge."
He also spent time visiting with members of the Cardinals coaching staff and discussed plans for a future visit this fall.
"I talked to coach Petrino for a bit and he was cool," said Wilson, who ranks as the No. 18 tight end in the South by Scout.com. "I definitely plan on visiting again for a game this season."
In addition to Louisville, Wilson's list of scholarship offers also includes Illinois, Missouri, NC State, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Western Kentucky and others. While it is a list that is certain to grow, a group of four schools currently stand out as early favorites for Wilson.
"Louisville, Mizzou, West Virginia, and UNC."