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Some of the top prospects from the Louisville-area were in attendance on Thursday night for the Louisville opener and rave about the Cards

Some of the top prospects from the Louisville-area were in attendance on Thursday night as Louisville opened the season with a 70-14 whipping of Charlotte. Here's a notebook of reaction from some visitors.

Waggener stars take in the opener

Waggener High School has a ton of talent and several prospect from the Wildcats team that is 1-1 took in the Louisville opener on Thursday night as the Cardinals whipped Charlotte.

Defensive back Jairus Brents and defensive end Tahj Rice are two top 300 prospects nationally in the Class of 2018 and attended the game, while '18 wide receiver Manny Harper was also at the game along with his brother, '17 quarterback, Larry Harper.

The 5-foot-9, 165-pound Brents said the Cardinals "looked so good," and he expects to make a return trip to watch U of L play Florida State on Sept. 17 and is "looking forward to it."

Brents had seven catches for 164 yards and three touchdowns and has 21 tackles and a punt return TD.

The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Rice, who has 20 tackles in two games for the Wildcats, said the game was "wild."

The 5-10, 165-pound Harper has four catches for 70 yards and also has eight tackles from a cornerback position for the Wildcats. It was his first trip to U of L and he's just starting to get some college attention.

"Coach (Dave) Boller told me to check in with him in a couple of weeks," Harper said. "They have told me I can come to all the games."

Doss '19 DE enjoys his trip

Doss High School 2019 defensive end Shawnkel Knight-Goff was at the game with several teammates and said he "really enjoyed" watching the Louisville defense do it's thing against the 49ers.

"I really liked the game a lot," Knight-Goff said. "I had a lot of fun watching that."

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Knight-Goff already has offers from the Cardinals, Kentucky and Cincinnati. He's averaging six tackles a game this season for the Dragons (1-3).

Manual duo enjoys visit; expected to return

Manual wide receiver Jaelin Carter and running back Aidan Robbins both made the short trip to Papa John's and took in the game.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Carter is a senior hoping to catch the eyes of the U of L staff for an offer. He had five catches for 124 yards and one touchdown in the first two games of the season for the Crimsons.

"I really loved the atmosphere and it's starting to really feel like home," Carter said. "(The coaches) told me they will be looking and hopefully something good comes down the road."

Carter has offers from Austin Peay, Eastern Kentucky and Eastern Michigan.

Robbins is a 2019 running back for the Crimsons. He had 45 yards rushing and a receiving touchdown in his first two games.

"I loved the atmosphere and everything about the team," Robbins said. "I also liked what the running backs had going with coach Kolby (Smith). The coaches told me they like me and I am high on their radar."

Robbins said an offer from Louisville is "something I've dreamed about."

"I am taking this process day-by-day and am remaining patient," he said.

Local kicker enjoys the contest

North Oldham kicker Jakson Wine, who had two field goals in three games this season, arrived a little late for the game but said he saw enough to walk away impressed with the Cardinals.

"It's looking like (Louisville) is going to have a very successful season," Wine said. "I wasn't able to talk to any of the coaches, but I liked what I saw and I thought they looked very good."

Wine said he took notice the Cardinals used three different kickers for kick offs. He's the son of former U of L basketball player, Robby Wine.

Indiana LBer also watches Cards roll

Jeffersonville, Ind., defensive end Dayna Overton, one of the top players in Southern Indiana, made the trip across the river to watch the Cardinals roll. He attended U of L's elite camp last month and performed well.

The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Overton is hoping for a look from the Cardinals staff.

"I absolutely loved it," Overton said. "I really feel comfortable there and would love to be a part of the program. The coaches were just expressing to me how I looked good physically and were asking me about how I have performed at my high school games."

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