Orlando, Fla., Oak Ridge cornerback Chris Tooley tells Cardinal Authority he will make a visit to Louisville

Orlando, Fla., Oak Ridge cornerback Chris Tooley tells Cardinal Authority that he will make a weekend official visit to Louisville. Tooley said he will make his college decision at the conclusion of his visit.

The recruiting process started a bit slow for Orlando, Fla., Oak Ridge High School cornerback Chris Tooley. But that was mainly because Tooley was a basketball until prior to his junior season when he came back out for football.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Tooley had six interceptions in his first season on the gridiron and he started getting looks.

Tooley said one of the first looks - and his first offer - came from Louisville. On Friday, Tooley will be making an official visit to U of L's campus just before he makes a final decision, which will likely come on Sunday night.

"Louisville has been on me from the start," Tooley said. "Coach (Tony) Grantham told me they had some other guys that committed right away, so they were not really looking at defensive backs. But after a de-commitment, they came right back at me hard."

Grantham and Bobby Petrino did an in-home visit on Monday, less than 24 hours after Rodjay Burns de-committed from the Cardinals.

Tooley said he told Petrino that he was "very excited" to see the campus and learn more about the program.

"I know Louisville has a great reputation for putting DBs in the NFL," Tooley said. "I want to get there some day and know that's a place that can make it happen for me. I'm excited to learn more about the program."

Tooley has also visited Florida Atlantic and UMass and has a bunch of other looks. He had 12 intercpetions during his two seasons of playing for Oak Ridge. He was named first-team All-Central Florida and third-team 8A All-State in Florida.

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