U of L coach visits Cushing; LB impressed

The University of Louisville paid an in-home visit with five star NJ linebacker Brian Cushing Tuesday night and 6-3, 230-pounder was impressed by what he heard.

5-star linebacker Brian Cushing, rated the No. 6 prospect at his position by Scout.com, received an in-home visit from Louisville assistant coach Kevin Wolthausen Tuesday evening.

"It was a good visit," Cushing said. "I have talked with Coach Wolthausen a lot, but this time he was able to visit with my parents. It went real well. He spent about two hours with us."

Cushing, who was recently named All-Bergen County and led his team to a state title, said that Wolthausen talked about the growing opportunities at Louisville.

"Louisville is definately a program on the rise," said Cushing.

Cushing also commented on the statement released by U of L head coach Bobby Petrino on Tuesday afternoon stating that he would not consider other coaching openings and that he was happy at Louisville.

"It was comforting for me that he did that," explained the U.S. Army All-American. "For him to come out and do that was great. It's unbelievable how committed he is to the Louisville program."

Cushing will officially visit U of L the weekend of December 18 and is also considering Notre Dame, Virginia, USC and Miami. Petrino, named the Conference USA Coach of the Year today, is expected to make an in-home visit with the 6-3, 230-pound linebacker in the near future.

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