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A notebook of University of Louisville football recruiting items, including several updates from Junior Day

A notebook of University of Louisville football recruiting items, including several updates from Junior Day.

Massive Florida OL visits Louisville

Jacksonville, Fla., The Bolles offensive lineman Nick Lewis made a visit to the University of Louisville last weekend for Junior Day and said he "can't wait" for an offer from the Cardinals' staff.

The 6-foot-8, 350-pound Lewis already has offers from Missouri, East Carolina and Buffalo.

"I loved it when I was there," Lewis said. "The coaches can't wait to come see me in the spring."

Bolles went 12-0 last season before losing to Cocoa in the Class 4-A state final.


Another Doss star on the U of L radar

U of L has offered Doss '19 linebacker Shawn'kel Knight-Goff and has shown interest in '18 athlete Terez Traynor and '18 offensive lineman Charles Allen. Now, the Cardinals are showing interest in another Doss prospect.

Defensive tackle Ricky Barber is a '19 prospect who attended Junior Day.

"I had a great time with the coaches and it was very informative," Barber said. "I really look forward to hearing from them in the future."

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Barber said he grew up in a family with "a lot of Louisville fans," but said he's excited to see where his recruitment goes. He said he's also heard from Kentucky, Cincinnati and Eastern Michigan.


Another Georgia star on campus

Louisville has had a lot of success lately in the state of Georgia.

And another one of the Peach State's elite prospects was on campus last weekend when Dallas, Ga., North Paulding athlete Brian Mitchell made the trip up for Junior Day.

Mitchell, who had 1,100 all-purpose yards and 13 total touchdowns as a junior, said he has a lot of interest but noted the U of L visit was "probably the best I have had so far."

"It was a great experience and I was very impressed with the coaching staff and facilities, especially with all the renovations," he said.

He was able to chat with wide receivers coach Lonnie Galloway and running backs coach Kolby Smith and noted Galloway told him he would be down to see him during spring ball.

Mitchell, rushed for 299 yards and seven TDs and caught 36 passes for 499 yards and six TDs as a junior, said he plans visits to Vanderbilt, Navy and Howard, the latter of which had extended an offer. He's also hearing from Indiana, Old Dominion, Coastal Carolina and others.

Louisiana LB looking for offer

Slidell, La., Salmen High School linebacker Jeremy Hudson is still looking for his first offer.

And after a weekend trip to U of L for Junior Day, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound Hudson is hoping that comes from the Cardinals.

"Louisville has been in touch more than anybody else," he said. "It felt like home to me.

"I hope to become part of the Cardinal family really soon. The coaches told me they would stay in touch."

As a junior, Hudson made all-district and had 80 tackles in eight games. He also had four blocked kicks.

'19 DL from Tennessee takes a liking to U of L

Jacquise Oglesby is a bit under the radar at this point but that is likely to change soon.

The Spring Hill, Tenn., 2019 defensive lineman is coming off a solid sophomore campaign and made a trip to U of L for Junior Day on Saturday. He said he's planning on a few other trips soon.

"It was great there," Oglesby said. "The environment was great there and I really enjoyed it.

"No, I don't have any offers yet but I would really like if I got one from Louisville. They make you feel so at home."

The 6-foot-2, 285-pound Oglesby played mostly in the middle of the defensive line for Spring Hill.

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