The University of Louisville football staff is spending a lot of time with some of the top in-state players in the Class of 2017. Earlier this month, Bobby Petrino said his staff would try to "keep the best players right here at home."
One of those players appears to be Manual cornerback Bryce Cosby.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Cosby, who had a sensational junior season for the Crimsons, made a visit to U of L for several game last season. He was at Junior Day earlier this month and last week came back for a basketball game to spend more time with the staff.
"I really like everything about it," Cosby said. "I love how the coaches are so social and have really tried to get to know me. It says something to me when the coaches want to get to know me better as a person."
Cosby also went to Western Kentucky for Junior Day and said Indiana, Purdue and Miami of Ohio are other schools in the mix. He said he spent some time on Junior Day at U of L talking with new secondary coach Keith Heyward.
"They said they really liked me on film," Cosby said. "The new DB coach was a really nice guy and I had a chance to talk to coach Petrino, who said he wants me to come back this spring. They'r eveyr interested."
Cosby was a quarterback when he came to Manual but late in his freshman season switched to cornerback to get on the field. He has started as a sophomore and a junior for the Crimsons.
As a junior, Cosby finished with eight interceptions - returning three for a touchdown - 63 tackles and 11 pass break ups.