Manual High School junior defensive tackle Sean Cleasant has been to both University of Louisville home games this season and said he feels like the Cardinals' staff is "maybe close" to sending a scholarship offer his way.
The 6-foot-3, 285-pound Cleasant is one of the top 2017 prospects in the state of Kentucky and already has an offer from Vanderbilt.
"They like my strength and my aggressive play," Cleasant said. "(The Louisville coaches) told me they were going to be watching me and wanted me to keep in touch. I talk to them more than anyone right now."
U of L defensive coordiantor Todd Grantham was at Manual's game last weekend against Ballard when Cleasant made 12 tackles, including seven solo stops and three tackles for a loss. U of L commit Derek Dorsey is also a defneisve lineman at Manual and had 14 tackles.
"They said they like what I am able to do and it's like some of the guys they have now," Cleasant said, noting he plays similar to U of L lineman De'Angelo Brown. "I think I can do what they want me to do."
Cleasant went to camp at Ohio State over the summer and said he's been hearing most from U of L, Vandy and Purdue and has also heard some from Kentucky and several others.
"I liked the atmosphere and everything (at U of L)," he said. "Even though they were losing (last week) the coaches and players were still into it and really going 100 percent. It was a nice visit."
Cleasant had 28 tackles in four games for the undfeated Crimsons this season.