Kicker Steven Crepps accepts UL walk-on invitation

<b>FOOTBALL RECRUITING</b> Though Louisville won 11 games season, the Cardinals lacked someone who could consistently kick the ball out of the endzone on kickoffs. Nelson County (KY) standout <b>Steven Crepps</b>, a 6-1, 225-pound kicker with a strong leg, might be exactly what the doctor ordered for the Cardinals special teams.

In early December, first told you about Nelson County's Steven Crepps and his desire to join the Louisville football program.

On Wednesday, Crepps informed ITV that he had indeed excepted a preferred walk- on invitation from the Cardinals coaching staff.

"As soon as they offered that (invitation) to me I took it," Crepps explained. "That is where I have always wanted to go."

In addition to performing the kicking duties at Nelson County, Crepps was also a standout running back and safety. A number of smaller schools expressed high interest in having him, but it was never a question of a scholarship offer or not.

"I had a lot of smaller schools inviting me for official visits, but I didn't even consider it once U of L asked me to walk-on," Crepps continued.

As a senior, Crepps placed the majority of his kickoffs into the end zone, forcing opponents to start from their own 20 yard line.

"I put about 75 to 80 percent of my kickoffs into the end zone this year," explained Crepps. "I'm going to come in and compete for kickoffs and as a backup to Art Carmody."

Following his senior season, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound Crepps was named District Player of the Year, as well as 1st Team All-Region and All-State honorable mention.

And what is he looking forward to the most?

"If I win the job, kicking off against Kentucky in seven months."

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