6'5, 265-pound offensive lineman Phillip Moody is one such prospect that the Cardinals have been focused on for some time.
"They have probably recruited me longer than anyone," said Moody of Louisville. "They have been the most consistent. They were the first to offer and the first to do an in-home visit."
In addition to the Cardinals, Moody receives frequent interest from Tulane, Middle Tennessee State, Florida and Georgia. He has visits set up for Louisville (1/9) and Middle Tennessee (1/16) and is considering a trip to Tulane at the end of the month.
"Of course I'd love to go to Florida State," said Moody of the hometown Seminoles. "Florida has told me to hang on because they'll probably offer."
Moody, who runs a 4.7-forty, is attracted to Louisville because of it's style of offense and the Cardinals pending move to the BIG EAST Conference.
"I like the running backs that they have [in Louisville]," Moody said. "Personally I like to run block because I think it shows more of what the offensive line can do. I like how [Louisville] has a balanced offense."
And the Big East?
"That would play a big role in my decision if I go [to Louisville]," stated Moody.
However, it was the Cardinals 26-20 overtime win over Florida State during the 2002 season that first sparked his interest in U of L.
"When I first got something from them, I said, 'that's the team that beat FSU," continued Moody. "That's what first got me interested."
Moody, who is fully qualified, was recently named 2nd Team All-Big Bend.