The University of Louisville football team made the short list for one of the top safeties in the country.
Grenada, Miss., safety C.J. Avery sent his top 10 list out on Twitter, including the Cardinals. He's the No. 193 player in the country and ranks as the No. 18 safety in the country.
The 6-foot-1, 196-pound Avery also lists Mississippi, Mississippi State, Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn, Notre Dame, California, Clemson and Michigan on his top 10 list.
Avery told Scout.com recently that he plans on committing and shutting down his recruitment in the near future, so being on the list was key. He will be an early enrollee next January.
Avery is being recruited by U of L secondary coach Cort Dennison and is friends with several players on the U of L roster, including Lamarques Thomas and Jaylen Smith.