Nashville, Tenn., Ensworth safety Rodney Owens, who committed to Louisville last week, was a standout at U of L's camp on Wednesday

University of Louisville football commitment Rodney Owens of Nashville, Tenn., Ensworth attended the Cardinals' camp on Wednesday. The defensive back worked out with the secondary coaches and talks about his time on campus.

Nashville, Tenn., Ensworth defensive back Rodney Owens committed to the University of Louisville last week.

The 6-foot, 185-pound three-star prospect decided he wanted his future coaches to see him in action, so Owens traveled to Louisville and participated in the Cardinals' camp on Wednesday.

Owens was one of the standouts from the camp of about 100 players.

"It was different," Owens said. "I was not expecting them to watch every little thing I did. But I really loved it. It gave me an opportunity to see how they are going to coach me and it gave them an opportunity to see how I work.

"They really coached me up and paid attention to everything. It was a lot of fun."

Owens, who was recruited by offensive line coach Chris Klenakis, was coached by secondary coaches Cort Dennison and Keith Heyward and also spent some time with defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.

"I really enjoyed it a lot," Owens said. "I had a very good time and I learned a whole lot."

Owens also had offers from Georgia Tech, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, Memphis, Illinois, Western Kentucky, Miami of Ohio and others before committing to U of L last week. He made an unofficial visit to Louisville back in February and landed an offer from the Cardinals on March 1.

Owens had three interceptions as a junior and played slot along with returning kicks. He also had 52 tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss and four pass breakups on the season.

While he said he would return for another camp later this summer, Owens said now he's become a recruiter for the Cardinals. He's been talking to several prospects, including Nashville star Ben Hutch, a close friend.

"I was talking to him before I committed to try and get him to come with me," Owens said. "I'll come back to camp and try to learn some more, but also so I can try and recruit some other guys."

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