Deaderick says UofL visit "was all good!"

Elizabethtown's Brandon Deaderick told ITV on Monday that his official visit to Louisville went great and that there wasn't a dull moment. So how do the Cardinals stand with the 4-star defensive end prospect?

Elizabethtown defensive end Brandon Deaderick has been a hot prospect since the spring and has the multiple offers to prove it. However, as signing day draws closer each week, the 6-foot-4, 220-pound prospect has seemingly narrowed his choices to Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, Louisville and Michigan State.

With an official trip to Kentucky behind him, Deaderick spent the past weekend visiting Louisville.

"It went really well," Deaderick said. "It was all good to me, I liked the whole thing."

Part of his visit included a trip to the rivalry game on the hardwood between U of L and UK.

"It was crazy at the game," continued the 4-star prospect. "I saw a sign with Brian Cushing, Brian Roche and my name on it and the students were chanting 'we want Cushing.' It was a heartbreaker of a game though."

However, while Deaderick was impressed by the atmosphere inside Freedom Hall, it appears that his time watching the team practice on Sunday morning and with the coaches highlighted his trip.

"We went out to watch practice which was fun. Paul Petrino was out there in shorts which shows that so much of what they do is mental and how serious they are about getting to a national championship."

His time spent with U of L head coach Bobby Petrino, as well as defensive coordinator Mike Cassity left a strong impression as well.

"Coach Petrino was talking to us about the keys to success and he was really into it, making sure we were all focused," Deaderick continued. I've never seen that side of the [Louisville] coaches. I thought that they were kind of laid back until I saw them in there team meetings."

"Coach Cassity told us how the defense is called the Red Swarm and he really started to get into as well. They treated it like it was us getting ready for a game."

The Kentucky All-State selection also spent time with academic advisors and professors, as well as hanging out the members of the team at night.

"It was an action-packed weekend, not a dull moment," said Deaderick, who was hosted by freshman Mario Urrutia.

When asked if he considering committing to Louisville during his visit, he was quick to respond that he wasn't alone in his thinking.

"Everyone thought about it," explained Deaderick. "They got like four commitments. It was that good."

With a visit that had the defensive end thinking of a commitment to U of L in the rearview mirror, Deaderick did indicate the the Cardinal football program now rates very high on his list of favorites.

"I really like Louisville," Deaderick said. "They are really up there at the top. I just don't want to rush into my decision, so I'm going to make my other visits."

Deaderick has future trips set for Auburn, Alabama and Michigan State.

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