Male's Wakefield lands Louisville offer

Male High School wide receiver Keion Wakefield met with the University of Louisville football coaches on Tuesday afternoon. Wakefield left with what his father, Ron, said was a smile on his face and a new scholarship offer. Cardinal Authority has the latest.

Male High School wide receiver Keion Wakefield had a pretty good day.

According to his father, Ron, the No. 5 ranked player in the state of Kentucky and No. 18 wide receiver in the Midwest met with Louisville coach Bobby Petrino and offensive coordinator Garrick McGee on Tuesday afternoon.

Wakefield left with a scholarship offer from the Cardinals.

"He's ecstatic," Ron Wakefield said. "I haven't seen him this happy in a long, long time."

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Wakefield grew up in a "house divided," according to his father. But the elder Wakefield noted that "his mother was a die-hard U of L fan. I know she's dancing in heaven."

Wakefield also has offers from Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Cincinnati and several others. He will camp tomorrow at Tennessee and later this week at Illinois and Purdue.

"Then we'll sit down this weekend and talk about it," the father said. "I don't know if he's ready to commit somewhere or not."

The speedster caught 40 passes for 634 yards and 11 touchdowns last season.

U of L already has two of the top six in-state prospects committed - Trinity athlete Rodjay Burns and Manual defensive end Derek Dorsey. The Cardinals have had success with a bunch of Male products, including Michael Bush, Montrell Jones, Chris Redman, Doug Beaumont and plenty of others.

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