The University of Louisville football team made the short list for one of the top safeties in the country and on Saturday the Cardinals' coaching staff had a chance to host that player on campus.
Grenada, Miss., safety C.J. Avery made the trek to Louisville with his mother and sister on Saturday and said the visit was "legit."
"It went great," Avery told Cardinal Authority. "The campus is nice and there's a lot being added.:
The 6-foot-1, 196-pound Avery is the No. 193 player in the country and ranks as the No. 18 safety in the country. He said he chatted with the U of L staff about how he could fit into the defense.
Avery is being recruited by new defensive backs coach Cort Dennison. He spent some time on his visit with current U of L wide receiver Jaylen Smith, who is a native of Mississippi.
"They love me," Avery said of the coaches. "They said they can see me being a good fit in the defense."
Avery also Mississippi, Mississippi State, Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn, Notre Dame, California, Clemson and Michigan on his top 10 list.
Avery said he's undecided on when he'll make a decision on where he'll attend school.