ITV Recruiting Blitz

News, quotes and updates from a number of Cardinal prospects, including Jordin & Dustin Lindsey, Marcus Folmar, Levonte Barber, Joesph Doss and more!

RB Levonte Barber

Hometown: Cleveland, TN (Cleveland HS)

Height/Weight: 5'11, 200

40-Speed: 4.5

Official Visits: In the process of scheduling trip to Louisville, South Carolina & Wake Forest

Profile: Louisville, along with South Carolina and Wake Forest are his favorites. Rushed for over 1,700 yards and had 20 touchdowns as a senior. Listed among the Top 25 prospects in Tennessee by the Knoxville News-Sentinel. Also a standout baseball player.

Quotes: "I like the [Louisville] program," Barber told ITV. "I like their coaches and I like that they are going to the Big East soon."

ITV Opinion: South Carolina lean. Barber also told ITV that he has family in South Carolina and likes the idea of playing for Coach Holtz.

LB Terrance Butler

Hometown: Green Cove Springs, FL (Clay HS)

Height/Weight: 6'2, 210

40-Speed: 4.75

Official Visits: Has visited Wake Forest and visited Louisville this past weekend. No others currently scheduled.

Profile: Three-year varsity starter, that helped guide his team to the 3rd round of the Florida Class 3A State Championship this season, the furthest that Clay has advanced since 1976. Was named to the Clay County Super 11 team as a junior and senior. Could play safety or linebacker at the next level. Has received scholarship offers from Cincinnati, East Carolina, Louisville, NC State, South Florida, Southern Miss and Wake Forest.

Quotes: N/A

ITV Opinion: Slight Louisville lean. Possibility of early playing time due to a defense needing depth could play a role in his decision.

WR Elijah Daniel

Hometown: Brundidge, AL (Pike County HS)

Height/Weight: 6'0, 180

40-Speed: 4.5

Official Visits: Hasn't taken any to date and will most likely only visit Louisville

Profile: Committed to Louisville this past Thursday. Was named All-State and All-County as a senior. Helped guide Pike County to the Alabama Class 3A State Title. Chose the Cardinals over offers from Florida State, Mississippi State and West Virginia.

Quotes: "I really liked the facilities and what's going to happen in the future there," Daniel told ITV. "I like that they are going to add to the stadium and that they are going into the Big East so I can play for a championship."

ITV Opinion: Very impressive pick up for the Cardinal coaching staff. Will become yet another in a long line of great Cardinal receivers.

RB Joseph Doss

Hometown: Memphis, TN (Melrose HS)

Height/Weight: 5'9, 175

40-Speed: 4.4

Official Visits: Will visit Louisville (1/9), Memphis (1/16) and Kentucky (1/23).

Profile: Named to the Knoxville News-Sentinal Top 25 prospect list. Rushed for 2,500 yards and 40 touchdowns over the last two seasons. Also a state champion in track. Will participate in the Libery Bowl High School All-Star game.

Quotes: "[Louisville] called tonight," Doss told ITV on Sunday. "They are a good program with a nice offense that is ranked high. They said that they'd like to use me as an all-purpose player which I like."

ITV Opinion: Slight Memphis lean. Doss told Inside theVille that he has been impressed with the improved Tigers of Memphis and how Deangelo Williams has succeeded in that program.

WR/DB Marcus Folmar

Hometown: East Brewton, AL (W.S. Neal)

Height/Weight: 6'0, 175

40-Speed: 4.45

Official Visits: Southern Miss (12/12), Clemson (1/9), Louisville (1/16), Marshall (1/23)

Profile: Watched the Cardinals practice in Mobile on Sunday afternoon and may attend the GMAC Bowl. Quick athlete that enjoys playing on both sides of the ball. Great student who is fully qualified.

Quotes: "I went to [Louisville's] practice today after I returned home from my visit to Southern Miss," Folmar said. "It was face paced, I'd have to get used to that. I was able to meet Coach Petrino...he's a great person."

ITV Opinion: Louisville lean. Told Inside theVille that he is wide open among the four programs that he'll visit.

TE Austin Gunder

Hometown: Red Lion, PA (Red Lion HS)

Height/Weight: 6'5, 235

40-Speed: N/A

Official Visits: Stanford (1/9), Louisville (1/16)

Profile: Was named All-County as both a tight end and defensive end. Also named County's Defensive Player of the Year. Nominated for All-State honors as a tight end. Projects as a tight end on the college level. Visited Louisville unofficially during the spring. Has offers from Louisville, Stanford, Western Michigan, Temple, Duke and San Diego State. Penn State continues to show interest. Great student who is fully qualified.

Quotes: "I fell in love with the football program," Gunder said of his visit to Louisville. "I was really impressed by the facilites and the coaches."

ITV Opinion: Slight Louisville lean. Told ITV that he likes the move to the Big East by the Cardinals. "I like big time football and that's it." Will commit to Penn State if offered.

LB Dustin Lindsey

Hometown: Mobile, AL (Davidson HS)

Height/Weight: 6'4, 215

40-Speed: 4.7

Official Visits: Auburn (1/6), Mississippi State (1/16), Louisville (1/23)

Profile: Led team with 136 total tackles. All-State as a sophomore, junior and senior. Twin brother of fellow prospect Justin Lindsey. Was a finalist for Alabama's Mr. Football. Attended the Cardinals Sunday practice and will likely attend the GMAC Bowl. Could see early action at linebacker, but projects as a defensive end eventually. Fully qualified.

Quotes: (See Justin Lindsey below)

ITV Opinion: Open among the school's he'll visit. Alabama would be a factor if they offer.

LB Jordin Lindsey

Hometown: Mobile, AL (Davidson HS)

Height/Weight: 6'4, 220

40-Speed: 4.8

Official Visits: Auburn (1/6), Mississippi State (1/16), Louisville (1/23)

Profile: Finished second on his team with 128 total tackles. All-State honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. Attended the Cardinals Sunday practice and will likely attend the GMAC Bowl. Like his twin brother, he could see early action at linebacker, but projects as a defensive end eventually. Fully qualified.

Quotes: "They've told me that I could start out at inside linebacker, but could eventually drop to defensive end," said Lindsey of a recent conversation with the Cardinal coaches. "I wouldn't mind that at all."

ITV Opinion: Open among the school's he'll visit. Alabama would be a factor if they offer.

DE Kyle Morgan

Hometown: San Francisco, CA (Pearl River JC)

Height/Weight: 6'4, 250

40-Speed: 4.8

Official Visits: Has visited Alabama, Illinois, Louisville, Texas A&M & Illinois.

Profile: Committed to Miami out of high school and redshirted during the Hurricanes 2001 championship season. Will enroll at his new school in January and anticipates making his decision by Wednesday.

Quotes: "UCLA is on the West Coast, and everywhere else I am looking is in the South or Midwest," Morgan explained. "It would be cool to play back out there, but not the most important thing"

ITV Opinion: Slight UCLA lean. As a junior college transfer, Morgan is looking for immediate playing time, which is available at U of L.

WR Mario Urrutia

Hometown: Louisville, KY (Fern Creek HS)

Height/Weight: 6'6, 210

40-Speed: 4.6

Official Visits: Virginia, Louisville & Kentucky

Profile: Attended the Louisville - Florida basketball game as a guest of the football program. 1st Team All-State as a senior. Finished second in the state with an average of 129.2 receiving yards per game. Totaled 1,163 yards and 16 touchdowns this past season. One of the top prospects in the Bluegrass State.

Quotes: "I'm really only thinking of Virginia, Louisville and Kentucky," Urrutia said of his favorites.

ITV Opinion: Louisville lean. Urrutia likes the style of offense that Coach Bobby Petrino uses and how his brother Paul Petrino develops receivers.

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