Here's a few Louisville recruiting news and notes
With more than a dozen FBS scholarship offers, C.J. Avery of Grenada, Miss., is among the nation's top safety prospects. A few days ago he made news when he released his of top five schools and it looks like a competition among ACC elite and a pair of in-state programs.
The Scout.com four-star safety announced that Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, Mississippi State and Ole Miss make up his top schools.
Alabama, Notre Dame, Stanford and Tennessee are also among his lengthy scholarship list.
Avery is rated as the top safety prospect in Mississippi and is No. 19 nationally by Scout.com. Overall, he's rated among the nation's top 200 propsects.
Cards offer elite 2018 athlete
One of the elite athletes nationally for the class of 2018 has picked up a Louisville scholarship offer.
Wake Forest (N.C.) Heritage athlete Ricky Person received an offer from the Cardinals program on Saturday, his first from outside the Carolinas. The four-star prospect also holds early offers from Duke, NC State, South Carolina, Wake Forest, Charlotte and East Carolina.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Person has the potential to lineup at a number of positions on the college level, with projections from running back and wide receiver to safety or linebacker. He rushed for 1,075 yards and ten touchdowns as a sophomore.
Person is the top-rated athlete in 2018 in the state of North Carolina.
The class of 2017 is now 17 commitments deep, with eight of those coming during the month of July. The latest commit came from Tre Norwood, the first from Arkansas to join the rapidly growing class that now represents 11 different states and a foreign country.
Alabama - 2
Arkansas - 1
Florida - 2
Georgia - 4
Kansas - 1*
Kentucky - 1
Mississippi - 1*
Nevada - 1
Tennessee - 1
West Virginia - 1
Germany - 1
* junior college commitment