Ian Hoskins is making his second unofficial visit to Louisville in as many weeks. I spoke with Ian's father, Bo Hoskins, earlier this week about his son's visit last weekend, as well as their upcoming return trip.
"He loved it!" said the elder Hoskins of his son's experience last weekend. "We decided to come up again because I wasn't able to go with him last time. I want to be able to talk to the coaches and see how everything is."
Mr. Hoskins also informed ITV that his son is being recruited by Greg Nord, as well as Joe Whitt, and that they recently requested additional game film on Ian. Arkansas, Syracuse and Ball State are also expressing an interest in the 6'2, 185-pound safety.
Chris Coy Webster County (KY) HS
Similar to Hoskins, this Saturday won't be Chris Coy's first visit to the Louisville football complex either. The 6'2, 235-pound linebacker also attended Senior Day and the Spring Game earlier this year.
Chris' mother Christy Coy told ITV on Thursday evening that her son receives mail from Louisville atleast once a week and that despite being around a high number of UK fans, that Chris has become a fan of the Cardinals and it's football program.
"He wears red and white all the time," explained Christy Coy. "He really loved it up there when he was there in the spring, especially the facilities. He would love to play for Louisville."
Chuck Rhudy Louisville Butler HS
Helping guide his team to an early 5-0 start, Butler quarterback Chuck Rhudy should expect to see interest continue to increase. At 6'0, 190-pounds, Rhudy could develop into a impressive defensive back on the college level.
"It makes me believe that I can play Division IA ball," said Rhudy of his unofficial visit to Louisville on Saturday.
Brian Jennings Louisville Southern HS
Jennings played quarterback for his first three years at Southern High School, but made the change to tight end for his senior season.
"He's doing really well," said Southern Head Coach Bart Bruner. "He's got a chance to be a really good tight end, but not many know about him because of the change of positions."
Alex Lowe Collins Hills HS (Suwanee, GA)
While Lowe also lines up at defensive end at Collins Hill High School, he projects as a tight end on the college level. Also, as the son of a coach (his father is an assistant at Collins Hill), he provides leadership for his fellow teammates.
Collins Hill head coach Larry Sherrill told ITV that Lowe is the type of player that others look up to and that he'd be a great addition to any program.
Brian Brohm Louisville Trinity
Brohm visited last Saturday as well and will most likely watch the Cardinals play again this weekend.
Players that had hoped to come this weekend, but may not make it for various reasons:
Scooter Houston Jefferson County (TN) HS
Houston is a quick athlete that is capable of playing receiver, defensive back and kick returner. He informed ITV that he was supposed to make an unofficial visit this weekend, but is unable to due to transportation problems. Instead, he'll be visiting Tennessee Tech and is then scheduled to make an unofficial visit to Wake Forest next weekend.
Houston, who anticipates rescheduling his visit to U of L, did provide a list of current favorites, which are Middle Tennessee State, Nebraska, Louisville and Marshall.
Nick Smith Glenoak HS (Canton, OH)
Talented defensive end/tight end Nick Smith has visited Louisville previously for camps and could still visit the Cardinals football complex later during the season. He has offers from Louisville, Pittsburgh, Michigan State, amoung others.
This list will be updated as we learn of additional players that will be in attendance on Saturday.