The University of Louisville football program has had a ton of stars from South Florida on the roster in recent years, including a pair of players who went in the NFL Draft from Miami Central High School.
Offensive lineman John Miller and defensive back Charles Gaines both starred at the school before having stellar careers at U of L and now Miami Central defensive end Owen Carney wants to check out the school.
"I've heard so much about it," Carney said. "I know the locker room situation would be very comfortable because they have had so many guys from South Florida. I'm excited to see what it's all about."
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Carney will attend Louisville's Light Up The Ville Camp on Friday night. Carney is a three-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 37 defensive end in the country and is the sixth-best at that position in Florida.
Carney has 25 scholarship offers, including U of L, Miami, Duke, Kansas State, Mississippi State, California, Syracuse, Kentucky, Arkansas, Georgia and others. It will be his first visit to U of L.
"I've been talking with coach (Cort) Dennison and coach (Keith) Heyward and they're excited to get me on campus," Carney said. "I know they've had a lot of good luck with Miami and South Florida guys.
"I just want to see what it's like."