Charleston (W.V.) Capital linebacker Dorian Etheridge was among the large group of recruits to make their official visit at Louisville over the weekend and the Cardinal commit left impressed.
"It was great," he told Cardinal Authority. "Everything about it was good. I had a great time."
During their stay, they met with the coaching staff, toured the campus, experienced a bit of the city and spent time with the others in the group. Etheridge, who was one of 10 commits to make the weekend visit, said that "hanging out with my future teammates and being around the recruits" was his favorite part of the trip.
"It's starting to feel like we've been there for years already," he said
Rated among the top 50 outside linebackers in the nation, Etheridge is expected to play a role for the Cardinals defense this fall.
"Coach Sirmon was telling me how we need linebackers, so I need to be focused when I get in because they'll need me on the field," he said.
Etheridge also continued to further strengthen his relationship with new defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon.
"I love all the coaches and definitely Coach Sirmon, he's my man," he continued. "Sometimes you just click with certain people quickly. He's only been there for a few weeks and the first day he was there he called me and we've talked on the phone every day since. He's already flown down here and he'll back down on Wednesday."
Etheridge, who committed to U of L in July, also attracted scholarship offers from Maryland, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and a host of others.