4-star safety C.J. Avery remains high on Louisville following an official visit to campus last weekend

Four-star safety C.J. Avery from Grenada, Miss., remains high on Louisville following an official visit to campus last weekend. Avery will make his decision on Dec. 14 between U of L, Auburn, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.

Grenada, Miss., four-star safety C.J. Avery made his official visit to the University of Louisville last weekend.

And Avery said he saw exactly what he wanted from the Cardinals.

"I really liked it and playing time is a big factor for me," Avery said. "The coaches kind of emphasized that to me the whole visit that I would have a chance to come in and play right away.

"They said they want me because I could help them out."

Avery was making his third official visit after also visiting Auburn and Clemson and has a visit scheduled for next weekend to Mississippi State. He said he's down to U of L, Auburn, Mississippi and Mississippi State and will make his decision on Dec. 14.

The No. 12 ranked safety in the South will enroll at the school he picks in January.

He said Louisville was "right up there" with the other schools on his list and noted U of L defensive backs coach Cort Dennison was expected to make an in-home visit on Thursday.

Avery said there was "plenty of things" to like about the Louisville visit.

"The city of Louisville and that program there," Avery said. "They are real genuine people there and I really liked it. It was my first time on a visit for game day and they really showed me a lot of love."

A recent Scout.com analysis calls Avery a "safety who likes to hit."

The evaluation also says: "Very instinctive defensive back who likes to strike the opponent, but also has the ball skills to turn the ball over. More of a striker than a tackler, so he can improve wrapping up and his tackling technique. Tracks the ball well in coverage. Not an elite cover guy in man-to-man situations, but he has good range. Smart player. Seems to be in the right place most of the time."

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