Kelvin Joseph (© Chad Simmons / Scout)

A notebook of University of Louisville football recruiting items, including several new offers and some updates

A notebook of University of Louisville football recruiting items, including several new offers and some updates.

Cards offer LSU commitment

Baton Rouge, La., Scotlandville Magnet 2018 cornerback Kelvin Joseph, who has been committed to LSU since last February, landed an offer from the University of Louisville on Monday.

Joseph tweeted about the offer and then two hours later tweeted "recruitment open." He didn't respond to a message asking if his commitment to LSU was still firm or if he was re-opening the process.

The 6-foot, 185-pound Joseph ranks as the No. 13 cornerback in the country and the No. 103 prospect overall.

Joseph has already been invited to the Nike+ Football The Opening Finals in Beaverton, Ore.

Louisville offers Central Florida commit

Ocala, Fla., Vanguard Avonta Crim committed to Central Florida in mid-February but has continued to get a ton of attention from other schools in the recruiting process.

The 6-foot, 195-pound three-star safety also has offers from Rutgers, Wake Forest, Ohio U., and Florida A&M among others. He was offered at Florida A&M by former recruiting coordinator Stephen Field, who is now a staff member at U of L.

Crim averaged five tackles a game last season at Vanguard.

Cards first P5 offer for Tampa RB

Louisville is the first Power 5 school to offer Tampa, Fla., Plant running back Ty Thompson.

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Thompson also has offers from South Florida, Middle Tennessee State, Toledo, Central Arkansas and Arkansas State. analyst Corey Bender says Thompson has "a ton of potential."

As a junior, Thompson rushed 89 times for 827 yards and nine touchdowns and helped Plant to a 13-1 record. Plant lost in the Class 7-A state championship game to St. Thomas Aquinas.

Cards after top Eastern Kentucky RB

Louisville has been involved in the recruitment of a bunch of Class of 2019 prospects from the state of Kentucky, including Knox Central High School athlete Adam Renfro.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Renfro has been to several U of L football home games.

"I love visiting Louisville when I can," Renfro said.

U of L, Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky and North Carolina are among the schools showing interest.

Montgomery County stand out visits twice

Montgomery County High School lineman Luke McCune made two visits to U of L last week.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound McCune was at the Cardinals' practice on Wednesday and then returned for the spring game on Saturday.

"I thought the team looked awesome and the coaches have been great with me," McCune said. "It was my second time there and I really like everything at Louisville."

McCune said he has been invited to the Eastern Michigan and Eastern Kentucky spring games and has talked with Yale.

Cards also in the mix for another Doss star

Louisville is recruiting several prospects from Doss High School, including linebacker Shawn'kel Knight-Goff, lineman Charles Allen and athlete Terez Traynor in the next two classes.

The Cardinals are also in the mix for another Doss star - Ricky Barber.

The 6-foot-1, 250-pound defensive end from the Class of 2019 has interest from U of L, Cincinnati, Purdue, Duke, Eastern Michigan and Kentucky among several others.

Sirmon still committed but visited

Nashville, Tenn., Brentwood Academy linebacker Jack Sirmon, the son of U of L defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon, is still committed to Washington but spent the day at the U of L spring game.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Sirmon is a three-star prospect and has been committed to Washington since December. But the U of L staff is staying in contact with the No. 22 inside linebacker in the country.

"I had a really good time," Sirmon said. "It was a great atmosphere."

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