Cards have the "edge" for tall tight end

<B>Exclusive Football Recruiting</B> - Tight end Dustin Foote of Rainsville, Ala., talks about summer camps, unofficial visits and current favorites with ITV.

At 6'6, 215-pounds, Dustin Foote has the size to make both a pass-catching and blocking tight end. While he also sees action at both linebacker and defensive end, the senior at Rainsville (AL) High School is projected as a tight end at the college level. He pulled in 13 receptions for 265 yards and recorded more than 60 tackles as a junior. He was honored as an All-County selection following the 2002 season.

ITV spoke with Foote, who also plays for Rainsville's basketball team, on Sunday evening about camps that he's attended, unofficial visits and current favorites.

"I'm hearing from Louisville, Ole Miss, Middle Tennessee State, UAB and Troy State," said Foote. "Louisville sends the most. I get two or three letters a week. Most are from Coach Reggie Johnson and a few are from Coach Whitt."

Foote recently attended UAB's summer camp and previously participated in Sanford's passing camp. He has also made two unofficial visits, both to Louisville.

"I went for junior day and for the Spring Game," explained Foote. "I liked it a lot. They have one of the top weight rooms in the nation. The facilities are really nice there, plus they are getting a new field."

"When I was up there we talked about me playing tight end," Foote continued.

With former Cardinals tight ends such as Jamie Asher and Ibn Green, along with current Cardinal Ronnie Ghent, ranking among the nation's best, Foote may be thinking about the possibility of following in their footsteps.

Foote also informed ITV that he has already been invited to attend two Louisville games this season. He told ITV that he'll probably attend the Tulane and Memphis contests.

So, if the Cardinals offered Foote a scholarship, would he accept the invitation right away?

"I probably wouldn't take it right away," explained Foote, who is fully qualified. "I want to keep my options open and see how my senior year goes, but I like Louisville a lot. They definitely have edge on everyone else right now."

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