Cushing receives visit from Petrino

5-star prospect Brian Cushing received an in-home visit from U of L head coach Bobby Petrino on Monday night.

With his first official visit set for Louisville this weekend, 5-star linebacker prospect Brian Cushing received a visit from U of L head coach Bobby Petrino on Monday.

"It was an excellent visit," Cushing told Inside the Ville on Tuesday. "I was great to finally get to meet Coach Petrino. I never knew how laid back he really is. He and Coach Wolthausen spent about two hours here, plus they came by my school earlier."

During their time in the Cushing home, Coach Petrino discussed how he'd best utilized the U.S. Army All-American's talents and what he'd expect of him if were to suit up in the Red and Black.

"Coach Petrino had a peice of paper with a list of things he'd like for me to if I come there," said Cushing. "It had things like lead the team in tackles, tackles for a loss and sacks."

Louisville hasn't been the only school represented lately, as coaches from Miami, USC and Virginia have visited and Notre Dame and others have been calling.

"Coach Weis called and talked to my dad," Cushing said of the new Irish head coach. "I still feel the same, but I'll listen to see what he has to say."

With Louisville as his first official visit, Cushing has an idea of some of the things that he'll be looking for during the time spent on the U of L campus.

"I want to see what the enviroment around the campus is like, the football facilities and I'm real interested in watching them practice," explained Cushing, who will also take in the basketball game between the Cardinals and Wildcats on Saturday afternoon in Freedom Hall.

Joining him on his visit are fellow Garden State prospects Corey Wootten and Brian Roche, as well as U of L commit Darius Mann.

"It's going to be live! It's going to be a lot of fun!"

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