Local defensive end prospect is among state's top prospects in 2018 class

Local defensive end prospect Tahj Rice is among the Bluegrass State's top prospects in 2018 class

Tahj Rice, a 6-foot-4, 275-pound defensive end prospect at Louisville Waggener has kept busy this spring.  A member of the 2018 class, Rice, who played his freshman season at Louisville Manual, has been busy visiting schools and participating in camps.

"I like going against talented people, because during the season, since I play in 3A, I don't get to see some of the most talented people," he explained, adding that he "likes seeing the college coaches."

"I really like it."

Louisville was the first to extend a scholarship offer, doing so in mid-April following an unofficial visit to the Cardinals football complex.

"Seeing how I from there, just getting an offer from Louisville, what else could I ask for," he said.  "It's my hometown, my mom, my dad is a giant Louisville fan, he loves Louisville, like a lot."

He recently made a visit with Louisville, spending time talking with members of the coaching staff.  He plans to participate in Ohio State's camp on Tuesday and hopes to camp with Notre Dame this weekend.  He spent his Monday evening working with college coaches at a satellite camp in Jeffersonville, Ind., drawing plenty of attention from Eastern Michigan and others.

"Duke offered me, Indiana offered and Louisville has offered me so far," he said.

Last season Rice totaled 57 tackles, seven sacks and two fumble recoveries for touchdowns.


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