A notebook of items surrounding the Louisville football program and recruiting, including a few new offers and some visitors

Here is notebook of items surrounding the University of Louisville football program and recruiting, including a few new offers and some visitors.

Florida WR takes a road trip

It was a road trip that included a stop at the University of Louisville for Winter Park, Fla., wide receiver Jordan Pouncey.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Pouncey said he also visited Duke, Marshall, Georgia Southern, Coastal Carolina, UNC Charlotte and Wake Forest among several other schools last week on his spring break.

Pouncey said the visit to Louisville "lived up to the hype."

"I loved it," Pouncey said. "It was really really nice and the city is really cool as well. Coach (Lonnie) Galloway offered me while he was at West Virginia and not too long after that Tony Grantham offered me (at Louisville).

"When I saw that Galloway went to Louisville i was like hey two for 1."

Pouncey, who has at least 18 offers including Louisville, said the offense at U of L employed by Bobby Petrino was his favorite.

"The offense is a monster," he said. "They love to throw the ball and luckily for them I like to catch it."

Cards offer massive Virginia OL

New U of L co-offensive coordinator Lonnie Galloway has been extending offers in his first two weeks on the job.

It appears he has offered another prospect he had been recruiting at Virginia - Mekhi Becton. The 6-foot-7, 300-pound Becton is from Highland Spring, Va., and tweeted on Monday night that his offer from the Cardinals was the 17th scholarship offer he's received.

Becton also has offers from West Virginia, Michigan State, Maryland, Iowa State, Virginia, N.C. State, Missouri and others.

Illinois LBer intrigued by Cards

Belleville, Ill., Althoff Catholic linebacker Bryson Strong, who made a visit to U of L's Junior Day last month, said he's still receiving interest from the Cardinals and is intrigued by the program.

The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Strong said he's hearing from a lot of schools. He said the U of L staff invited him back for the spring game and wanted him to attend camp this summer.

He's also been in contact with Miami of Ohio, Bucknell, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Wyoming, Illinois State, Princeton, Northern Arizona, Montana, Purdue, Bowling Green, Indiana State, and Northern Illinois.

"I really liked how the coaches took the time to go over their schemes and how to properly execute them," Strong said of the visit to Louisville. "I also liked how they showed us recruits the future of the Louisville facilities. It's already nice the way it is now but in a couple years their facilities will be known as the best in the country. "

Alabama WR checks out the Cardinals

Madison, Ala., Bob Jones wide receiver Milkhi Stewart is an under-the-radar prospect in the South. But the 5-foot-11, 175-pound Stewart made a recent visit to U of L and said the coaches talked him up.

"They told me they loved my film and to stay by my phone," said Stewart, hoping for an offer.

Stewart is waiting for his first offer but said he feels like it's coming "pretty soon."

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