Highlighted by struggles during the final stretch of the season, signing talent to join the offensive front is a big need for Louisville and the Cardinals coaching staff appears to be on the cusp of filling those concerns.
Four-star guard Cole Bentley is already signed and on campus giving head coach Bobby Petrino and line coach Chris Klenakis a great start and the two will welcome a trio of highly-sought after prospects for their official visits this weekend.
Jefferson, Ga., product Caleb Chandler, a four-star guard, measures in at 6-foot-5, 305-pounds. Rated as the No. 22 prospect at his position by Scout.com, Chandler had a visit from Klenakis prior to departing for Louisville on Friday. He has also has visits planned with Florida and Oklahoma State.
Toryque Bateman, a 6-foot-8, 300-pound guard, is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 60 at his spot nationally. A product of Gadsden, Ala., Bateman also has Miami and Michigan high on his list.
Making trip from Highland Springs, Va., 6-foot-7, 300-pound Mekhi Becton checks in as Virginia's best tackle prospect and is No. 44 nationally. Fellow ACC foes Virginia and Virginia Tech, along with others, are still in the mix.