Jersey receiver has UofL offer

After finding success at New Jersey's Don Bosco Prep with this year's seniors, with Darius Mann and Brian Roche both signing with U of L, the Cardinals coaching staff has kept it's attention on the school and has offered receiver <B>Brian Callahan</b>.

During the last recruiting period, the University of Louisville coaches made New Jersey a priority and signed two highly-rated prospects in safety Darius Mann and offensive lineman Brian Roche. During their time evaluating and watching the Don Bosco Prep teammates, they noticed an upcoming prospect worthy of a scholarship offer.

Due to his size and abilities, wide receiver Brian Callahan may be the top junior prospect at the school.

"He's a smart football player," said Don Bosco assistant Ty Caldwell of the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Callahan. "He's very steady and someone you can count on. He's more of a possession receiver and has sure hands. He's great at knowing where to be to move the chains."

In addition to Louisville, Callahan has received offers from Rutgers, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Nebraska, Iowa, Alabama, Illinois and others.

"It's going pretty good," Callahan said of the recruiting process.

"He gets more mail than anybody else," added Caldwell.

Callahan, who for a second year will catch passes from quarterback Matt Simms, hopes to make an unofficial visit to Louisville for the Cardinals Spring Game.

"I want to come down and visit to see what it's all about," Callahan said of Louisville. "I want to get a good idea of what they have down there."

Callahan, who attended Rutgers Junior Day, also hopes to visit others.

"I want to see as much as I can so I'll have a better idea about things," said Callahan.

During his junior season, Callahan pulled in over 1,800 receiving yards and is poised to have an even bigger senior year.

"He's going to have a big year for us," said Caldwell. "He'll be the guy we count on to make the big catch."

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