Philadelphia QB 'very impressed'
Philadelphia (Penn.) St. Joseph's Prep quarterback Marquez McCray enjoyed his time at Louisville, telling Cardinal Authority that he was "very impressed" by what he experienced during his Junior Day visit.
"All the new renovations really stood out," he said. "It was great meeting Coach Petrino. He knows a lot about the quarterback position and just football in general so it was great to meet with him and just try and absorb as much knowledge I could."
Marquez, who helped guide St. Joseph's Prep to an undefeated season and state title as a junior, was able to breifly meet Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, taking a photo with the Cardinals quarterback.
Academic center impresses Tennessee athlete
Lebanon (Tenn.) Wilson Central CB/WR DeMarius McBroom echoed what many of the Junior Day visitors claimed. The program's facilities, highlighted by the stadium expansion, stood out, but McBroom also singled out the new Thornton's Academic Center that is housed at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
"The thing about Louisville is the fact that they are improving the facilities to make it better for players," he said. "They also have an awesome academic center so players don't have to worry about academic issues. They make sure your on top of your studies. They have a great coaching staff that seem to care about their players."
McBroom has also recently visited Florida State, Georgia, Middle Tennessee, Western Kentucky and a few others.
In-state defensive lineman blowing up
Paintsville defensive tackle Tyrese Allen has become one of the hottest prospects in the Bluegrass State in recent weeks. He's collected scholarship offers from Western Kentucky, West Virginia, Memphis and others, while also getting potentially closer to adding a few more.
He visited Louisville for its first Junior Day last month and reported that his time meeting the coaches, touring the facilities and campus went "very well."
During his visit with the U of L defensive coaches, he learned that an offer could be extended soon and that the staff "really likes the way I play."