Louisville made a visit to Fort Smith (Kan.) College this week to visit with a quartet of players on its roster. The Cardinals are among 10 to extend a scholarship offer to defensive tackle Jared Goldwire and have been eyeing running back Harry Trotter for a few weeks. The U of L staff is also in the process of evaluating a pair of the programs linebackers.
Former Hillside (Ill.) Proviso West linebacker Tyrone Neal saw limited action for Fort Scott last fall due to Kansas junior college transfer rules, but saw the field enough to grab the attention of college coaches.
"I only played four games because of the Kansas junior college out of state rule," he said. "Through those four games I made a highlight tape that has got some good attention from schools. I was blessed to have enough plays to make one and attract some big time schools."
Louisville is among the group of schools that are considering the possibility of extending a scholarship offer to the 6-foot-2, 240-pound linebacker. Cardinals assistant Cort Dennison made the trip to Fort Scott earlier in the week to further evaluate Neal, and fellow linebacker Dominic Cizauskas.
"The linebackers coach just recently came down to watch my middle linebacker and I practice on this past Wednesday," he said. "He left before practice and said he would be in touch next week hopefully he liked what he saw."
Neal, who was his team's defensive MVP as a high school senior, is also expected a visit from Bowling Green and Kentucky this week.
The pair joined Goldwire and Trotter last weekend on a visit to the Derby City to attend the Cardinals spring game.
"It was a great experience," Neal said. "I had a lot of fun watching the defense."
Cizauskas is a former Wisconsin commit who set a Fort Scott single-season record last year with a 153 total tackles, including 75 solos. He totaled 19 tackles for a loss, including 3.5 sacks.