Tyler Wimsatt making Saturday visit

Owensboro (KY) High School's Tyler Wimsatt, who picked up a scholarship offer from Louisville just a few weeks ago, told InsideTheVille.com on Wednesday that he'll be on hand for the 10th-ranked Cardinals home opener against undefeated Oregon State.

Last week InsideTheVille.com introduced you to Owensboro High School athlete Tyler Wimsatt, who had recently picked up a scholarship offer from the Louisville coaching staff. This week, the Tremendous 26 member told ITV that this weekend, following a big game against Ohio County, he'll make the trip to Louisville for an unofficial visit.

While he'll will likely play either running back or linebacker in college, Wimsatt has spent time at a number of positions, including quarterback during the early stages of his senior season. Despite missing one game due to a bruised rib, Wimsatt has thrown and rushed for 200 yards.

"I played okay, I know I could have done better," he said of his first game back from the injury. "I was kind of worried about getting hit in the ribs, but I overcame that by halftime."

Now completely healthy again, the bruising 6-foot-2, 220-pound Wimsatt is moving back to his more natural position.

"I'm going back to running back this weekend," he said. "I'm looking forward to it."

For more than one reason as well.

"We're playing Ohio County this weekend and last year their running back ran for over 250-yards against us and they were saying it was like going against their own scout team," explained Wimsatt, who also lines up at outside linebacker for Owensboro. "I can't wait to play this game. I'm going to show them how to run the ball."

Following the big game, Wimsatt will make the trip to the River City for an unofficial visit.

"I'm going to the Louisville game on Saturday," he said. "I also went to the Kentucky - Louisville game. That was a border war type of game. It didn't matter who won, I just liked watching a good game, but Kentucky did show more heart this year then they did last year."

Wimsatt, who also holds an offer from Ohio University, will travel to Louisville again on September 23, when his Owensboro team visits Louisville Male High School.


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