Dawson Ellington (© Chad Simmons)

A look at a few recruiting notes from the Louisville football program; updates on a few prospects

A look at a few recruiting notes from the University of Louisville football program; updates on a few prospects.

Cards host 2020 prospect

Louisville was the first to offer 2020 athlete Dawson Ellington from Woodward Academy in College Park, Ga., last summer.

And last weekend, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound Ellington was on campus at U of L. He watched the Cardinals deck North Carolina State 54-13 and called the visit "amazing."

"The visit went extremely well," he said. "The coaches and players were very excited to see me at the game. The Ville is a special place. The atmosphere was amazing. I loved the loud music and all. It made me feel right at home."

Ellington said a lot of players from Georgia and Florida "really like The Ville," which makes him feel "at home."

"The coaches want me to visit again soon," he said.


Local prospect enjoys first visit

Kentucky Country Day tight end Josh Lifson is one of the better prospects in the Louisville area in the Class of 2018.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Lifson has 30 catches for 459 yards and three touchdowns and has helped the Bearcats to a 7-2 mark.

Lifson is starting to hear from a few colleges, including Wake Forest, Western Kentucky and Duke. He has been to a game at those schools and made a visit to Louisville last week and has also been in touch with the Cardinals coaches.

"I've always been a huge Louisville fan since I was little, and have loved going to Louisville football games," Lifson said. "So I thought the visit was an awesome experience. The coaches all were happy that I was there, and I was just thrilled by the whole experience."

Tennessee QB talks Louisville

Morrisontown, Tenn., West quarterback John Foreback has been on a few campus visits already and the Class of 2018 prospect gave U of L high marks for his trip to see the win over the Wolfpack.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Foreback is also hearing from Michigan State, Cincinnati, Duke, North Carolina and Georgia.

"I loved the atmosphere," he said. "It was really packed and a fun environment to be in. I didn't get to talk to coaches much before the game but Louisville is one of the schools that contacted me first on September 1.

"So, I thought I needed to get up there for a game and I really enjoyed it."


Cincinnati linebacker makes trip to U of L

Cincinnati Colerain outside linebacker Dan Bolden is a top target in the Class of 2018 and was at the game last week.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Bolden is a three-star prospect with an offer from Iowa State and has also been hearing from Notre Dame, Michigan State, Virginia, West Virginia and others.

"I had a great time on the visit," he said. "The facilities are amazing and they're only going to get better. As far as the atmosphere goes it was fantastic, the place was packed and full of support."


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