Top prospects visit other schools this weekend

While Bobby Petrino and the University of Louisville played host to a number of prospects this weekend, several of the Cardinal's top recruits made visits to other college campuses around the nation. We'll help keep you up-to-date on several top prospects whereabouts.

While Bobby Petrino and the University of Louisville played host to a number of prospects this weekend, including QB Curtis Pulley and WR Scott Long, several of the Cardinal's top recruits made visits to other college campuses around the nation.

And with prospects getting ever closer to making their college decisions as national signing day nears, we'd like to help you keep tabs on the whereabouts of the Cardinals most important prospects.

One of the most important prospects, Brandon Deaderick, made his last official visit and could be just days away from announcing his decision. A four-star prospect and Scout.com's No. 18 defensive end prospect nationally, Deaderick made an official visit to Auburn this weekend. Deaderick, who hails from Elizabethtown, KY, has already visited Louisville and Alabama. He's indicated that he'll make a decision soon, likely sometime this week.

"I like Louisville because they're in my home state," Deaderick told autigers.com. "They're a really good ballclub and their stock is rising constantly. They finished in the Top 10. Alabama, they've got a lot of tradition there and I really like their coaching staff. And Auburn is definitely high on my list. They've been one of my top schools for a long time."

Brian Roche, a four-star prospect and Scout.com's No. 37 offensive lineman, visited N.C. State over the weekend. Roche has already made visits to Louisville and Georgia Tech and he'll visit Notre Dame in two weeks. He also could possibly take a fifth official visit, perhaps to Florida.

Roche, a teammate of Louisville commit Darius Mann, told InsideTheVille.com earlier this week that the Cardinals, along with Notre Dame, top his list. "Right now I'd say that it's Louisville and Notre Dame," Roche said. "They are both good places and have different things that I like."

Should Roche pick Louisville, he'd join an already outstanding cast of offensive line prospects, including highly rated junior college transfers Marcel Benson (6-7, 330) and Marcus Gordon (6-6, 320).

Zach Anderson, a four-star junior college prospect, could immediately bolster Louisville's defensive line as they head into the Big East Conference next season. Anderson, who visited Ole Miss this weekend, recently told Inside The Ville that one team currently stands out for his services. "Right now, Louisville is at the top of my list," Anderson said last week. "I like the chances of them playing in the BCS now that they are going to the Big East. That would give me big time exposure."

Anderson is expected to conclude his official visits during the next two weeks at Texas A&M and Southern Miss before announcing his college decision.

6-4, 210-pound Jonathan Garner, Scout.com's No. 42 pro-style quarterback prospect, is at Georgia Tech this weekend. He's already tripped to Louisville and the battle for the Daytona Beach, Florida native's services appear down to two schools. "Louisville and Georgia Tech are my leaders right now," explained Garner. "I still have a couple visits left and then I'll decide."

Careg Bonner, perhaps Louisville's top tight end prospect this year, made an official visit to Mississippi State this weekend. Bonner caught 40 passes for 700 yards and six touchdowns as a senior and is also expected to make his last official visit next weekend to Ole Miss. "Louisville is still up there," Bonner, who claimed the Cardinals as his leader after a late-December visit, said. "I like them a lot."


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