The University of Louisville football staff is putting together quite the walk-on class for the fall.
The Cardinals will have about 10-12 quality walk-ons joining the program and several were at the spring game last week, watching their future teammates and hanging out with the players from the signing class.
Among the walk-ons who attended were Trinity linebacker Vincent Lococo and offensive lineman Max Martin, St. Xavier defensive end Ethan Adams and Collins' High School long snapper Kyle Goss.
Also in attendance was Troy Petershon, a wide receiver from Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash., running back Maurice Burkley from Metea Valley, Ill., and Marcus Watson, a defensive tackle from Cooper High School.
Cardinal Authority chatted with several of the walk-ons and here's what they had to say about the game:
Kyle Goss, long snapper, Collins: "It was honestly awesome to see all the (recruits) together. You can already tell the chemistry is there between everyone and it makes all of us even more excited to get to campus and get the pads on. It also makes you realize just how special our class is going to be with all of the athletes we have coming in. The spring game was great to see all the talent that's already on the team and how much as an entire unit has grown from last season. It's going to be something special to watch as everyone continues to develop."
Ethan Adams, defensive end, St. Xavier: "I really enjoyed it. That was the first time being with all the (recruits) for me and I really connected with them. It just made me even more anxious to get out there and play. It sort of gave me a feeling of how it will be next year. The defense looked great and Lamar and the offense looked even better. It's scary how good we are about to be."
Max Martin, offensive lineman, Trinity: "I thought that the team looked amazing and if we can click like that the rest of the year then we are going to be very hard to beat. It was cool meeting the Class of 2016 and it was an instant bond."
Vincent Lococo, LB, Trinity: "It was unbelievable to finally be able to be on campus with all the guys. You can tell immediately that this is going to be a special class and a special group of guys. The thing I took out of the game the most is that we are going to be a great team with potential that is through the roof. I can't wait to get out there and give the team everything I have."