Recruiting continued on it's recent impressive path as the coaches wrapped up visiting schools this past week. The reports from the many prospects that we spoke with continued to prove that the national interest in Louisville football is continuing to pay dividends.
This week continued to bring news that a number of the top prospects in the region will be participating in the upcoming camps at the University of Louisville football complex.
A running back prospect, that holds offers from Auburn, Clemson, Louisville and LSU, had great things to say about the Cardinal program. "They're looking good...it's a great school and I could see myself liking it there," he explained. "They are never going to be a team that has a down year and will be good every year. They will be the best team in the Big East."
Below is recap of some of the news from InsidetheVille.com spanning the last seven days.
TE Luke Stocker - a member of the
Tremendous 26 - has offers from
Clemson, Louisville, NC State
Today was reserved for the Tremendous 26 banquet in Lexington. All but two of the 32 players voted as the best in the Bluegrass by Kentucky High School Coaches Association attended the event, which featured a photo session, awards ceremony and catered lunch. As the only media present, Inside the Ville enjoyed the one-on-one setting that we had with the majority of the players, as well as with a handful of coaches from around the state.
Shortly after returning from Lexington, InsidetheVille.com was the first to confirm that JC All-American Nate Harris had arrived on campus. Harris, a 4-star recruit by Scout.com, was a key member of the 2005 recruiting class and is expected to play a vital role at either the middle linebacker or strong safety position this fall.
Monday, May 16
Word had started to circulate, due to improper reports from a competing network, that local product Aundre Henderson of DuPont Manual High School was either leaning towards playing his college ball out of state, or at Kentucky if he chose to stay in state. Henderson's father chose to use InsidetheVille.com to clear up the confusion. Click here for complete article.
Tuesday, May 17
Homewood, Alabama receiver Tim Hawthorne, who claims 13 offers, including one from U of L, said that he'll camp at Louisville and talked about his favorites in a Scout.com 'In Focus' video feature. Cincinnati, Ohio linebacker Tyler Moeller, who recorded 120 tackles, 11 sacks and an interception in 2004, also claimed the Cardinals as one of his favorites.
RB Eugene Sowell will camp at Louisville
The day started with an interview with running back prospect Eugene Sowell who told Inside the Ville that U of L assistant coach Joe Whitt Jr had recently stopped by to watch him work out. Sowell rushed for 1,058 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior and he's planning on showing off his talents to the Cardinal coaching staff at their upcoming camp. Click here for complete interview.
Thursday, May 19
Two likely U.S. Army All-American's, Micah Johnson and Mike Gee, provided updates, both of which were favorable to Louisville. Johnson, of Fort Campbell High School, holds dozens of scholarship offers, but he singled out a handful of favorites, while Gee, with an offer count around 20, told Inside the Ville that two schools top his list.
U of L Assistant Sports Information Director Rocco Gasparro informed the media on Thursday that fall practice would begin on August 5th - the first day the players can report. Media Day will be held the following day.
Friday, May 20
Joe Feigler, who will be attending the Cardinals camp on June 5th, spoke to InsidetheVille.com this week about the school's comprising his current list and he didn't hesitate in claiming Louisville the leader, "without a doubt."
Hoover, Alabama offensive line prospect Robert Drum, teammate of fellow U of L recruit Neil Caudle, claims three offers.
Saturday, May 21
The lead story of the morning was another one of the nation's top players, Ricky Sapp, confirming that he has a Louisville offer and that he is interested in the Cardinal program.
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