Louisville showing interest in Butler High School junior RB Greg Bethel

Butler High School junior running back Greg Bethel is starting to get some college looks, including from the University of Louisville. The Cardinals hosted Bethel recently and he's expected to be at Kentucky this weekend.

It wasn't a great season for Butler High School. The Bears had all kinds of injuries and finished the season at 2-9.

But at least for one member of the Butler team the college looks are starting to come. Junior running back Greg Bethel has already had some looks and now the attention is getting serious from several schools, including Louisville.

"The Louisville coaches told me they are very interested," Bethel said. "They said they are about to start offering in-state kids (in '17)."

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Bethel was at several Louisville games this season, including the home finale against Virginia. He said the atmosphere at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium was "great" and noted "I really like it there."

Bethel has a little history with the Cardinals' program. His cousin, Tony, played for the Cardinals.

"I love the atmosphere at Louisville, it feels like it's the place for me," Bethel said. "I watch old games of my cousin Tony at the old Cardnial Stadium. I wasn't born yet, but I hope they give me a chance like my cousin."

Bethel is also hearing from U of L, Kentucky, Purdue and Western Kentucky. He'll be in Lexington on Saturday to watch Kentucky host Louisville in the annual Governor's Cup game.

As a junior, Bethel played in only five games because of an injury but he rushed for 424 yards and five touchdowns. He also had two receiving TDs and averaged seven tackles a game on the defensive side of the ball.

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