College of the Canyons offensive tackle Linwood Foy will make a visit to Louisville on Thursday; has three years to play two at next college

The University of Louisville football staff will host College of the Canyons offensive tackle Linwood Foy on Thursday for a visit. Foy has three years to play two years and already has 11 scholarship offers. He would be eligible in August.

With one scholarship left for the Class of 2016, the University of Louisville football staff is turning over every stone.

And that led the Cardinals to Linwood Foy.

The 6-foot-5, 275-pound offensive tackle from College of the Canyons said it's "happening really fast," but he's coming to Louisville on Thursday for an official visit after contacted by U of L recruiting director Dave Boller.

"Coach Boller contacted me a month or so ago and I sent my transcripts," Foy said. "But then it went quiet and I didn't think anything about it. About a week ago, he contacted me and started talking again.

"It was a shocker to me. I didn't expect Louisville to come my way."

A native of Los Angeles, Foy played volleyball, basketball and football at St. Genevieve High School, a small private school in Panorama City, Calif. He had Division I interest as a basketball player but opted to play football.

Foy played defensive end until prior to last season - his sophomore season - at College of the Canyons. But he made the switch to the offensive line and said he's "really glad he did it."

"(The coaches) asked me and I tried it out for two weeks and liked it," Foy said. "I just stuck with it and I am glad I did."

Foy said the U of L staff likes him because of his athleticism. He said the coaches have told him he "has a huge upside," because of how athletic he is and how he's only played line for one year.

"I'm very coachable," Foy said. "I like to get dirty on the field, I like to take care of business."

Foy said he is learning more about the U of L program but did know they "have a Heisman (Trophy) candidate at quarterback and I sure would love to block for him," he noted talking about Lamar Jackson.

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