A notebook of football recruiting items focused on University of Louisville prospects and commitments

ORLANDO, Fla. - A notebook of football recruiting items focused on University of Louisville prospects and commitments.

Davis looking hard at Louisville

The University of Louisville football staff has two commitments in the Under Armour All-American game this week in Orlando - defensive back Russ Yeast and safety C.J. Avery.

The Cardinals are hoping to add a few more.

Linebacker Breon Dixon will pick between U of L and Mississippi during the game on Sunday and Lakeland, Fla., running back A.J. Davis is looking long and hard at the Cardinals.

"I have a great relationship with coach Kolby (Smith)," Davis said. "I really like Louisville a lot. I will make a visit there in January and I can't wait to get up there and see it. I think I would fit in there."

Davis has already visited Pittsburgh and will head to North Carolina on Jan. 13 and Louisville on Jan. 20 for his official visits.


Bowl game in Florida helps recruiting

U of L coach Bobby Petrino said the Cardinals' playing a bowl game in Central Florida was big for recruiting.

The Cardinals have 10 current commitments from players in the Sunshine State, including five in the '17 class and five in the '18 class. U of L's staff is still in on at least six other '17 prospects from the state of Florida.

"I feel like our recruiting is going great," Petrino said. "We do put a lot of time in here in South Florida, Central Florida, and Northern Florida. It's really good football. We've got a number of our players that get to come here and play in front of their family and friends.

"So, yeah this is a big game for us."

Cunningham named Player of the Year

U of L quarterback commitment Malik Cunningham from Montgomery, Ala., Park Crossing High School was named 5-A - 7-A Player of the Year by the Montgomery Advertiser.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Cunningham was named first-team All-State in 6-A and led his team to a 13-1 record.

Cunningham completed 63 percent of his passes for 2,913 yards and 30 touchdowns against eight interceptions and ran for 1,015 yards and 19 scores. He finished his career with 6,726 yards and 71 touchdowns passing, plus 1,926 yards and 32 touchdowns rushing.

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