A few recruiting notes from the Louisville football program, including recap of a few unofficial visits

A few recruiting notes from the University of Louisville football program, including a new offer and several players recapping unofficial visits from the weekend.

Cards offer JUCO defensive end

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M defnesive end Jordan Bonner reports an offer from Louisville. The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Bonner also has offers from Tennessee, Kentucky, Nebraska and several others.

Bonner has 37 total tackles, including 20 solos, and seven sacks in six games this season.

He will finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play three following the 2015 football season.

Bonner is originally from Lyndhurst, Ohio, and he attended Brush High School.

U of L commits have a great time

The four local commitments - Austin Johnson, Rodjay Burns, Keion Wakefield, Derek Dorsey and Kyle Goss - have been to every home game and continue to watch the Cardinals this season.

Burns, a wide receiver/safety from Trinity, said he was excited to see how the team played on Saturday.

"It was a great game and I had a great time," he said. "I love how they won as a team."

Johnson, who plays quarterback at DeSales, is a punter and will also likely get a shot as a placekicker at Louisville. He said he's really "anxious" to get going at U of L after watching the Cardinals play.

"They played a great game," Johnson said. "We're a young team but we have so much talent it's ridiculous. But I get so anxious thinking about being there next year but I'm still focused about finishing my senior year out with a bang."

Goss, who will walk-on to be a long snapper, has also been to most of the games and the Collins High standout is impressed.

"It was a great win for the team and I'm excited to go ahead and I'm really excited and blessed to be going into a such a great program," Goss said.

Tennessee Lineman 'Excited' About Visit

Murfreesboro, Tenn., Oakland High School junior lineman Elijah Dobbins was back at U of L for a game after making a visit to campus this past summer to check out the facilities.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Dobbins is also hearing from Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee State and Stanford.

"It was a great experience," Dobbins said of the game. "I didn't get to go to many camps last summer, so I hope to go to more. I want to come back to Louisville again."

DeVante Parker's cousin enjoys visit

Mercer County athlete Malik Dow, the cousin of former U of L wide receiver DeVante Parker, made the trip for a second straight game. He also attended the U of L game against Boston College.

The 6-foot-3 185-pound Dow said he's 'real interested' in U of L. He had previously played at Ballard and is also a basketball standout at Mercer County in Harrodsburg.

"I really liked it," Dow said. "The coaches haven't said much lately, I just really like it."

Manual juniors back at Louisville

Manual senior defensive lineman Derek Dorsey is committed to Louisville and a pair of his teammates - Sean Cleasant and Jaelin Carter - were both back at the game also making unofficial visits.

Carter is a 6-foot-2, 200-pound wide receiver who made waves earlier in the season with a one-handed TD catch against Central.

He said Louisville is the only school showing him a lot of attention.

"I feel like this could be home," Carter said. "I hope to get an offer soon. I like the offense and really liked the way Kyle Bolin spread the ball."

The 6-2, 275-pound Cleasant has an offer from Vanderbilt and a lot of other interest. He's been to several U of L home games and said it was a "very good and friendly environment."

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