With the regular season complete, the Louisville staff will turn it's focus on not only prepping the team for an upcoming bowl game, but also on recruiting as the number of prospects making official visits will increase during the coming weeks.
The first collection of recruits are scheduled to make their way to the Derby City this weekend for a visit that extends from Friday through Sunday.
U of L linebacker commit T.J. Brunson, who visited for the Cardinals game against Syracuse, will be among the group that is also expected to include a number of others that are currently committed elsewhere.
Brunson, a product of Columbia, S.C., Richland Northeast, is a Scout.com three-star prospect and rated as the No. 52 inside linebacker in the nation. He committed to the Cardinals over offers from NC State, North Carolina, South Carolina and others.
Georgia commitment Julian Rochester plans to check out the Cardinals program this weekend. A Scout.com four-star defensive tackle, Rochester prepped at Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern, the same school that produced U of L freshman offensive lineman Chandler Jones. The 6'5, 312-pound target committed to the Bulldogs in May over a slew of offers from both the ACC, SEC and other Power 5 conferences.
Rochester's Scout evaluation says that he possesses "good initial quickness off the ball, subtle movement for a guy his size, and he can overpower offensive linemen at times. Still so much room to grow in terms of technique, pad level, and power."
Current Florida commit Mcarthur Burnett, a four-star athlete, is also expected to visit. The 6'0, 185-pound prospect is being recruited by most as a running back, while others project him as an eventual defensive back. The Pahokee, Fla., recruit also holds scholarship offers from Florida State, Miami and others.
"[Burnett's] every bit as good as many of the top athletes that have hailed from the area," reports his player evaluation. "Burnett is being recruited at RB, but he has the potential to end up at a different position like DB. Outstanding balance, speed, and athleticism. Pure athlete. Play-maker."
Three-star running back C.J. Freeman, a South Carolina commit, should also be among the group on campus over the weekend. The Greensboro, N.C., Northern Guilford prospect collected a scholarship offer from Louisville in October and has continued to receive high interest from the Cardinals program. Rated among the nation's Top 100 running back's, Freeman's top schools at the moment appear to be South Carolina, Wisconsin and Louisville.
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