Cards offer Owensboro athlete

6'2, 220-pound Tyler Wimsatt, who plays QB/RB for Owensboro High School, projects as a running back or linebacker on the college level.

Has the University of Louisville coaching staff uncovered an in-state hidden gem? Despite his ability to play numerous positions on the field, coupled with good size, Owensboro High School's Tyler Wimsatt, a member of this year's Tremendous 26, has gone somewhat unnoticed throughout the early recruiting months.

That all changed a few weeks ago, when the 6-foot-2, 220-pound athlete received word that he had received his second offer, and first from one of the two major programs in the Bluegrass State.

"Louisville verbally offered me about two weeks before the season started," he said. "Ohio has also offered me."

In addition to Louisville and Ohio, Wimsatt says that he is also receiving heavy interest from the likes of Indiana, Kentucky, Memphis and Purdue.

"I'm keeping my options open right now," said Wimsatt, who added that Cardinal offensive line coach Mike Summers is his primary recruiter at U of L. "I'll go where I feel comfortable when I take visits. I'm not really a fan of any team, I just like playing football."

With no visits currently scheduled, Wimsatt is staying focused on helping his team improve on it's current 2-1 record, which means rebounding from a week two injury.

"I didn't play last week because I took a shot to the ribs in our second game against (Owensboro) Catholic," he explained. "They told me that I needed to sit out a week. I'm ready to go now - I'm playing this weekend against John Hardin"

Without Wimsatt this past weekend, Owensboro fell in the last moments to Meade County.

"They beat us with a field goal with just two seconds left in the game," he said of the 10-7 loss.

Playing quarterback out of neccesity and appearing in less than two games, Wimsatt, who projects as a linebacker or running back on the college level, has already thrown for 189-yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 201 yards (5.7 ypc) and two additional scores.

"I've played pretty good, but I can do better," he said. "I just can't wait to get back out there this weekend."

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