"This is great," Petrino told InsidetheVille.com following Saturday's scrimmage. "We get everybody on campus and let them see what we have. They get to come out and watch us work a little bit. It's an exciting time for them to go to different schools. We are looking forward to the recruiting process."
The seniors to be came from throughout the state of Kentucky, as well as from Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, Michigan, Alabama and Florida.
Some notable prospects visiting included:
ATH KJ Black (Louisville Fern Creek)
DL Jake Ballard (Springboro, OH)
DL Justin Jeffries (Louisville St.X)
DL Aundre Henderson (Louisville Manual)
WR Andre Henderson (Lexington Academy)
QB Justin Burke (Lexington Catholic)
LB Tyrone Cobb (Fulton, TN)
WR Cornell Burbage ( Lexington Catholic)
DL Josh Minton (Pulaski SW, KY)
RB Luke Schmidt (Jasper, IN)
Joe Gray (Cincinnati N. College Hill, OH)
CB Armando Jackson (Cincinnati N. College Hill, OH)
WR Seth Tamme (Boyle Co, KY)
RB Cedric Rainey (Henderson Co, KY)
TE Luke Stocker (Madison Southern, KY)
DE/TE Sam Gardner (Henry Clay, KY)
OL Matt Straub (Henry Clay, KY)
QB Shaine Tierney (Lakeshore Stevensville, MI)
In addition to the dozens of prospects on hand, a number of high school coaches also visited, including one from Withrow High School in Cincinnati, home of two prospects that Louisville is showing considerable attention to. The U of L staff has extended a scholarship offer to DE Kallen Wade and have high interest in DB Robert Williams.
"I've been to a lot of school's and this is pretty good," said Withrow coach Doc Gamble. "They have a lot of nice players here. I've been to Ohio State and the players here look just as good."
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