Michael McCammon

A University of Louisville football recruiting notebook, including a bunch of new scholarship offers

A University of Louisville football recruiting notebook, including a bunch of new scholarship offers.

Virginia linebacker gets U of L offer

Louisville had some success landing Mekhi Becton from Virginia in the Class of 2017 and is trying again in '18.

The Cardinals offered Dinwiddie, Va., County four-star linebacker K'Vaughan Pope. It was his 22nd scholarship offer. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Pope is the No. 117 player in the country and checks in as the No. 2 linebacker in the East.

Pope has quite the list of offers, including Clemson, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Penn State and West Virginia.

A top athlete on both sides of the ball, Pope led his team in receiving yards (630), total catches (33), solo tackles (86), tackles plus assists (135), total blocked kicks (five), fumble recovery yards (42) and interception return yards (152). He scored six different ways, including seven receiving TDs, two rushing, two on fumble recoveries, two on interceptions, one on a punt return and one on a kick return.

Pope averaged nine tackles a game and had 29 tackles for a loss and four forced fumbles.


Another South Florida star offered

The University of Louisville has extended another scholarship offer to a standout in South Florida.

The Cardinals have four commitments in the Class of 2018 - all from the Sunshine State - and this week offered Fort Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas defensive end Nicholas Bonitto.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Bonitto is a four-star prospect said Michigan and Tennessee have showed him the most interest, but he also has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami and Ohio State among others.

He was a first-team All-State selection as a junior and is ranked as the No. 139 player in the '18 class.


Cards offer Scout300 WR

The Louisville staff remains very active in the state of Georgia and offered one of the Peach State's elite prospects.

Fort Valley, Ga., Peach County four-star wide receiver Kearis Jackson landed an offer from the Cardinals to go a long with his other offers, including Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Tennessee and others.

The 6-foot, 195-pound Jackson is the No. 39 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 229 player in the country.

As a junior, Jackson had 52 catches for 739 yards and nine TDs.


Mississippi DT hauling in offers

Jackson, Miss., Callaway '18 defensive tackle James Williams has had a big couple of days.

The 6-foot-6, 270-pound Williams landed an offer from Louisville and several others, including LSU, Tennessee, Memphis and Alabama.

Williams was teammate with Aaron Odom, who committed to Louisville and flipped on signing day back to Mississippi state.


Cards extend offers in Alabama

The Cardinals have made another offer in the state of Alabama this week.

One of the offers was to emerging defensive end Malik Langham from Huntsville, Ala., Lee High School. The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Langham also has offers from Georgia, Ole Miss, Houston, Vanderbilt, Southern Miss and Cincinnati.

Langham made a recent visit to Auburn.

As a junior Langham made 70 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, eight sacks, five pass break-ups and two forced fumbles in just 10 games.


Maryland lineman gets the call from Cards

Louisville hasn't ventured much into Maryland but has offered one of the state's best in '18.

Ridgely, Md., North Caroline High School lineman Ja'mion Franklin has picked up an offer from the Cardinals. He also has offers from Duke, Boston College, Rutgers, Virginia and Syracuse.

The 6-foot-2, 310-pound Franklin is a three-star prospect and is hearing from a bunch of other schools.


Other offers . . . 

Here are a few other offers from the U of L staff:

****Chicago Marist defensive tackle Elijah Teague is in double digits with his offers. The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Teague is an interior lineman at the next level because of his size and strength.

****U of L was the latest for four-star Chattanooga, Tenn., Baylor School safety Brendon Harris. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Harris is the No. 199 prospect in the '18 class.

****Greensboro, N.C., Page linebacker Alan Tisdale is another Scout300 member with an offer from the Cardinals. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder from Greensboro, N.C., already held offers from Notre Dame, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and others. He has over 100 tackles in each of the last two seasons and is the No. 224 prospect in the class.




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