A look at a Louisville football recruiting notebook, including a couple of updates and some new offers

Here's a University of Louisville football recruiting notebook, including several new scholarship offers and an update on a couple of the Cardinals' prospects in the Class of 2017.

Tennessee athlete checks out Cards

Mount Juliet, Tenn., athlete Jalan Sowell has now been to Louisville twice, following his recent visit for the Spring game. Sowell was also at Junior Day in February with the Cardinals.

The 5-foot-9, 160-pound Sowell - a prospect in the Class of 2018 - said the U of L coaches like him as a slot receiver. The Cardinals' staff have also talked with him about returning kicks and punts in college.

"Overall, I thought the spring game went well and the atmosphere was electric," he said. "The coaches are telling me they would love to see me come to camp there this summer."

Sowell said he chatted with U of L running backs coach Kolby Smith during the visit. He's also hearing from Memphis, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Jackson State and others.

Ohio DB set for U of L camp

Pickerington, Ohio, Central '18 defensive back Jalen Mitchell was at the Cardinals' Spring Game two weeks ago and said he spoke to the coaches about making a return in the summer for camp.

"I thought it was great and I enjoyed the atmosphere and was impressed once again," said Mitchell, who had been to U of L previously for another visit. "I only talked briefly to some coaches and they made sure I was coming down for camp and the asked for spring dates they can come up to my school to visit."

Mitchell had a solid sophomore season and the 5-foot-11, 180-pounder is one of the top defensive backs in Ohio in '18.

Cards in top two for Tennessee safety

Murfreesboro, Tenn., safety Kaleb Oliver visited for the spring game and left impressed.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Oliver, a top prospect in the '17 class fro Tennessee, said he chatted with Bobby Petrino after the game and said he wants to return for camp this summer.

Oliver said the Cardinals are a "very impressive" program.

He listed U of L and Vanderbilt as his top two schools, while also noting Georgia Tech, Mississippi, Clemson and Florida State have also shown some interest in his recruitment.

A few offers

***Porter Rooks, a member of the Class of 2020, is a running back/wide receiver from Charlotte, N.C., Providence School who has landed an offer from the Cardinals.

***Tallahassee North Florida Christian linebacker Michael Scott added an offer from the Cardinals. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Scott now has more than two dozen scholarship offers.


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