Deaderick Receives Visit From UofL Coaches

Elizabethtown High School prospect Brandon Deaderick made an unofficial visit to Louisville on Saturday to watch the Cardinals dismantle the visiting Cincinnati Bearcats and on Sunday welcomed four U of L assistant coaches to his home for a visit.

"Coach Whitt, Coach Nord, Coach Wolthausen and Coach Cassity stopped by tonight," Deaderick told Inside the Ville on Sunday. "It was a good 'ol recruiting visit. They were here for about two hours. We talked about everything. About how I would fit in with their defensive scheme, how they'd best use my talents, academics and other things."

Deaderick continues to list Louisville, along with Auburn and Alabama as his top three, and he'll make official visits to each, starting with Louisville on the weekend of December 17th.

"I was there for the Louisville - Kentucky football game this year and I'll be going to the basketball game that weekend," Deaderick said. "It's going to be real crazy."

During his unofficial visit to Louisville on Saturday, Deaderick said that he became rain soaked just like the thousands of fans on hand for the Cardinals last home game of the season.

"I watched most of it from the stands...I'm hardcore," said the 4-star defensive end prospect.

He was also impressed by the Louisville crowd.

"I've been to bigger stadiums, which means I have heard louder places, but the crowd was good, especially since a lot of them stayed out there in the cold and got wet," said Deaderick. "Louisville's a young program and they are growing into...the fans were really getting into it."

In addition to visiting with each of the coaches, including head coach Bobby Petrino, on Saturday, Deaderick also had the opportunity to meet U of L Athletic Director Tom Jurich. "It was great to meet him. He told me to come to Louisville."

With the Cardinals climbing higher in the polls with each passing week, Deaderick said that Louisville's opportunities to play in future BCS bowls as a member of the Big East is one of the main reasons that he is strongly considering U of L.

"That's one of the biggest things for me," explained the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Deaderick. "If they were staying in Conference USA I probably wouldn't be thinking of them like I now. Now they'll be able to win the Big East and play in BCS bowls. They might be playing for a national championship if things go right."


  • During his unofficial visit, the South Hot 100 selection also spoke with current Cardinals Brian Brohm, Michael Bush and Montrell Jones.
  • Coach Shula and Coach Wood from Alabama will visit Deaderick on Tuesday. He'll also visit with UK coaches on Monday at his school. He also expects visits from Michigan State and Auburn in the coming weeks.
  • Deaderick also mentioned that he is considering using one of his official visits to trip to Kentucky.
  • Deaderick plans on studying broadcasting in college.

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