A few recruiting notes from the University of Louisville football program; the Cardinals' staff hosting a ton of players this week for camps

A few recruiting notes from the University of Louisville football program. The Cardinals' staff hosting a ton of players this week for camps.

Four-star running back on campus

Four-star running back Colin Wilson of Clay High School in Green Cove Springs, Fla., was on campus today visiting with the University of Louisville football staff. He's being recruited by running backs coach Kolby Smith.

The 6-foot, 220-pound Wilson is the No. 147 player in the country in the Class of 2017 and ranks as the No. 2 running back in Florida.

Wilson is also expected to visit North Carolina, South Carolina and Notre Dame.

He runs a 4.6 40-yard dash.


Knoxville OL makes a visit to campus

Knoxville, Tenn., Karns 2018 offensive lineman Bryson Garrett was on a visit earlier this week to U of L.

The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Garrett said he enjoyed the unofficial to the U of L campus and said he plans on coming back. He's also being recruited by Tennessee, Chattanooga, Virginia Tech, Ole Miss and North Carolina among others.

"I thought it was amazing," Garrett said. "The campus and the facility was great. They told me to come back and to come back for a game and invited me to one of their camps."

Florida DE has Louisville on his final list

Sanford, Fla., Seminole High School three-star defensive end Demarco Artis has narrowed his list to 12 schools and Louisville made the cut.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Artis also lists Michigan State, Indiana, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Pittsburgh, N.C. State, South Florida, Temple, Iowa State and North Carolina.

Artis said his recruitment is "still open."


In-state athlete camps with Cards

Hopkinsville High School two-sport star CJ Henagan was at Louisville camp last weekend, working out as a cornerback.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Henagan said he's been recruited for both football and basketball, but at this point said he's "leaning towards" playing football at the next level.

Henagan said he felt like he performed well in front of the U of L coaches.

"I liked it a lot," he said. "I really learned a bunch. The coaches were just coaching me up on technique and just giving me pointers and kept telling me to use my length."

Henagan said he's been hearing from East Tennessee State for basketball in recent weeks, while his only offer for football is from Kentucky Wesleyan.


Alabama QB camps at Louisville

U of L had a handful of quarterbacks at camp last Sunday, including Hartselle, Ala., signal caller Trevor Oakes.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Oakes was one of the more impressive prospects with the player telling Cardinal Authority that U of L coach Bobby Petrino "said he really liked my arm."

"I felt like I did really well there, made all the throws in the right spots," Oakes said. "I feel like I impressed the coaches. I got some feedback from some of them about how they liked me, and they wanted to get me back up to campus to visit sometime."

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