Trinity High School defensive lineman Stephen Herron is one of the state's elite prospects in the Class of 2019.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Herron, who already holds five scholarship offers, has been on campus for camp and to see a couple of games this season at the University of Louisville.
And Herron said after watching the Cardinals roll over North Carolina State that he was "highly impressed."
"Lately, I've been highly impressed with Louisville and the way they play," Herron said. "(Against the Wolfpack) they faced a team who almost and should've beat Clemson and held them to only 13 and beat them by a more than convincing margin. That says a lot.
"Louisville football has changed."
Herron said he's been impressed with the play on the field and also by the fans and the crowds at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
"I absolutely loved the atmosphere," he said. "It's funny because when the recruits leave everyone around holds their 'L's' up and shouts "Go Cards" and that has definitely great."
In his first season at Trinity, Herron leads the Shamrocks with 25 tackles, including 11 tackles for a loss. He's helped the Shamrocks to a 10-0 regular-season record and No. 1 ranking in Class 6-A.
Herron noted he has a connection with the U of L staff. Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham's son is a freshman at Trinity and plays on the varsity level, allowing Grantham to go to the Shamrocks' games.
"They told me they've been impressed with my play this season and are very impressed with my progression from freshman to sophomore season," Herron said. "They said I get better each and every week.
"I see Coach Grantham quite often due to his son attending Trinity and he watches me play quite often as well. He told me (after the N.C. State game) that he loves my play and can't wait to see me in coming years."
With offers from U of L, Kentucky, Ohio State, Indiana and Tennessee, Herron is a four-star prospect and has also made a visit to watch a game this season at Notre Dame. He said he plans on returning to U of L later in the season.