Telfair and Brohm on Campus
Who said the University of Louisville wasn't the number one college sports town in America?
This Saturday, pending weather conditions created by Hurricane Isabel, two of the nation's top high school talents will visit the University of Louisville campus and attend the Cards home opener against former U of L offensive coordinator Gary Nord's UTEP Miners.
That's right folks, the most hyped New York City point guard in a decade, Sebastian Telfair, is scheduled to make an official visit this weekend and most close to the situation believe the Cards are the overwhelming favorites to land the talented and flashy guard soon!
Telfair, considered by many recruiting gurus to be one of the two best point guards available this year, could give Coach Pitino and Louisville a marquee recruit that would rank alongside landing players like Wes Unseld and Darrell Griffith many years ago.
Brian Brohm (ITV)
But Telfair's not the only difference maker visiting this weekend. Trinity's Brian Brohm, perhaps the state's best high school quarterback of all-time, will make an unofficial visit for the UTEP game and many believe the Cards are in the drivers seat to land his services next February.
Brohm's brother, Jeff, is currently the quarterbacks coach under first year Head Coach Bobby Petrino and his presence is thought to give Petrino and his explosive and exciting offense the edge in this recruitment. Brohm will make an official visit to U of L later this season.
And what more can you ask of the two major revenue producing programs at U of L?
The football game against UTEP should be a near sellout as the undefeated Cards enter its home opener. Pitino's nationally ranked basketball program expects to roll out the red carpet for coveted prospect Sebastian Telfair. And Petrino and company will have several talented visitors on the sideline, including perhaps the nation's top high school quarterback, Brian Brohm.
Surely it doesn't get any better than that around the nation?
So while some have knocked U of L's ambitious claims and pride in its athletic programs recently, Coach Pitino and Petrino continue to state their cases why the University of Louisville is "America's Best College Sports Town."
Both Telfair and Brohm's presence this weekend only enhance that bold claim.