U of L football: Recruiting notebook

Cardinal Authority has a notebook of items related to recruiting and the University of Louisville football program. Here are a few updates on some prospects:


West Des Moines, Iowa, Valley quarterback Rocky Lombardi recently picked up his first scholarship offer from Iowa State.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound quarterback from the Class of 2017 also spent time at the University of Louisville, camping with the Cardinals.

”I liked it a lot,” Lombardi said. “I didn’t have a whole lot of conversation with the coaches because I was at camp, but I liked Louisville.

”I want to come and see a game and they want me to come back.”

In the early stages of his recruitment, Iowa State is his lone offer while he’s also hearing from Michigan State, Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin among others.

Lombardi said he has no favorites.

As a sophomore, Lombardi completed 122 of 211 passes for 2,097 yards and also ran 58 times for 222 yards and five more TDs.

He’s also expected to camp at Virginia and Kansas State.


Dothan, Ala., Northview wide receiver Kolby Easley is one of a few players from the state of Alabama with an offer from Louisville.

Easley, who camped at U of L with several of his teammates in early June, said the Cardinals are one of his favorites.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder has offers from U of L and Mississippi State.

”I visited Louisville also earlier this year,” Easley said. “I feel like I did well at the camp and I really like it up there. The coaches seem to like me.

”I was working out and they were telling me good things.”

A three-star prospect, Easley is also considering Missouri and North Carolina State. He ran a 4.6 40-yard dash earlier this year.


Louisville is likely going to take a kicker in the ’16 class and one who recently checked out the Cardinals was Georgia Prep Sports Academy’s Dalton Hall.

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Hall came to U of L for an unofficial visit.

Hall is originally from Hartsville, S.C., High School and is 21 years old. He said he is trying to “get my eligibility figured out.”

”My recruiting is just now starting to take off,” Hall said. “I have had a lot of schools interested in me in the past and a lot more now. They’re just all waiting for me to get my eligibility cleared up to be able to offer me.”

Hall said Georgia Southern, Old Dominion, Arkansas, Georgia, Colorado State and Alabama State are among the other schools interested.

But he said Louisville “would be my top choice as of now,” if they offer.

”I loved the visit,” Hall said. “I loved the football facilities and the city itself. They want me to come back for a game in the fall. I just have to figure out how many years I have to play and I hope they offer.”


Dothan, Ala., cornerback Tyrez Lindsey, one of several players from the school to camp at U of L recently, is hoping for an offer.

Lindsey has offers from Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Southern Mississippi, Samford and Troy already.

”The Louisville coaches told me they liked the way I do things,” Lindsey said. “I felt like I had a really good day when I was at camp.”

The 6-foot-2, 187-pound said the Cardinals would “be up there,” if they offered him because he “really liked what I saw there.”

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