Ben Wilson (Brandon Huffman)

Sumner, Wash., linbacker Ben Wilson announced his top seven schools on Wednesday

Louisville offered the Sumner, Wash., linebacker in February

Ben Wilson, one of the nation's top linebackers has released his short list of favorites and Louisville has made the cut.

The Sumner, Wash., four-star prospect, who has collected nearly two dozen scholarship offers, trimmed his list to just seven Wednesday.

Joining Louisville on the short list are Arizona State, California, TCU, Utah, Vanderbilt, and Washington State.

The Cardinals became the first ACC program to offer Wilson, doing so in February.

"Playing in the ACC wouldn't be a problem because I've been moving locations all my life," he told Cardinal Authority shortly after receiving the U of L offer. "Also I would be excited to play against some of the best competition in college football and the teams in the ACC play great football."

U of L defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon, a Washington native who played at Oregon and has coached at Washington and USC, extended the offer to Wilson.  Fellow assistant Chris Klenakis is also involved in the recruitment of the All-American.

As a junior, Wilson led the state of Washington with 201 tackles.  He also recorded 16 tackles for a loss, including 8.5 sacks to help him earn first team All-State and South Puget Sound League Defensive Player of the Year honors.

He is rated as the top inside linebacker in his home state and checks in at No. 13 nationally.

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