One such prospect that would add such a desired trait is Walter McFadden of Blanche Ely High School in Florida. The 6-foot, 175-pound cornerback has been clocked with a sub-4.4 40-yard time, giving him the ability to to develop into a great cover corner, as well as a dangerous kick returner.
McFadden, who was named All-Dade County following his senior year, has already made an official visit to Auburn and South Florida and has an upcoming date with Florida. While he hopes to visit Louisville prior to signing day, he quickly admits that he wouldn't have to visit to become comfortable enough with the program to commit to U of L.
"My coach played for Louisville," McFadden said of Ely coach Anthony Wiggins who played at U of L in the mid-80's. "He tells me a lot about Louisville. I don't need to visit there because I already know so much about it."
In fact, the Dade-Broward All-Star kept in constant touch with his coach during the Cardinals 44-40 win over No.10 Boise State in the Liberty Bowl last month.
"Coach Wiggins went to the Liberty Bowl and he called me a bunch during it," said McFadden. "He kept telling me how I could play there and where they would have me and what I would have been doing in that game if I played."
The Cardinals impressive 11-1 season and final No.6 ranking have also boosted the program's chances in landing McFadden.
"I like them a lot," McFadden said. "They call me once every two weeks and Coach Whitt has been by my house for a visit. I also like Michigan State and Auburn right now."
McFadden, who is primarily being recruited by U of L assistant Reggie Johnson, recorded 7 pass breakups and 3 interceptions during his senior campaign. The speedster also returned two kickoffs for scores.