Chris Drayton surprised by Louisville's offer

Lakeside, Georgia athlete Chris Drayton received his second scholarship offer last night from the University of Louisville, and with it came quite a surprise for the 6-2, 205-pounder.

Lakeside-Evans (Ga.) ATH Chris Drayton was offered a scholarship by Louisville on Sunday night.

It was the second offer for Drayton who has already been offered by Kentucky. Drayton said Louisville's offer had a surprise in it.

"The assistant coach asked me what position I wanted to play and I said 'wherever you need me,'" Drayton said.

"Well, the coach said he kind of liked me at running back. He asked me if I would like to play running back for them. I told him I would play anywhere to help the team win, but I would prefer safety if I had a choice. He said that was fine and that Louisville would love me at safety."

Chris Drayton.

Drayton said he was caught off guard by the Louisville evaluation, but that he took it as a compliment: "I like the fact that colleges see me as being versatile and being able to play a lot of positions."

"I've heard that I am being looked at as a safety, defensive back, linebacker and now tailback. Again, I will play anywhere a team needs me, but given a preference I want to be on defense, specifically safety."

Auburn recruiting coordinator Greg Knox came to Lakeside's practice last week to observe Drayton, who is also being recruited by South Carolina, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt and Iowa, among others.

"I'm very happy with how things are going: Kentucky is a rising program and plays in the SEC, while Louisville is a top 25 team," Drayton said.

A standout at the Combine at Auburn on Saturday, Drayton will continue to see his stock rise with college coaches.

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