3-star OL making unofficial visit

One of the top offensive linemen in the Midwest, along with two teammates, both of whom are also highly-regarded, will make an unofficial visit with Louisville for the Cardinals home opener against Oregon State. Who are they? Click here to find out!

When the No. 10 Cardinals arrive at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium at 9:45 a.m. Saturday morning for the traditional pregame CardMarch, mixed among the many fans on hand will be a number of high school prospects making unofficial visits.

The high school athletes likely to be on hand include Tyler Wimsatt, Jimorris Johnson, Sam Gardner, Corey Peters, as well as Justin Roper, who is making an official visit. Also in the group will be a trio of Indianapolis Warren Central standouts, Jason Onyebuagu, Dexter Taylor and Jacob McLaurin. A fourth, 3-star runningback Andre Hatchett, is planning a future trip to Louisville.

Scout.com 3-star offensive lineman Jason Onyebuagu told InsideTheVille.com earlier this week that this will be the first game trip for he and his teammates.

"We'll be down there on Saturday for their game," explained the 6-foot-2, 305-pound interior lineman. "This will be the first one for us, so we are looking forward to it. We're going to try to get to a bunch of others like Purdue, Indiana, Illinois, Northern Illinois and Toledo for games."

Obyebuagu, who is originally from Nigeria, said that while he doesn't have a scholarship offer from U of L, that the Cardinal program is high on his list of favorites.

"I had the opportunity to talk to one of their coaches and enjoyed it," he said. "I like Louisville a lot."

Ball State, Indiana, Northern Illinois, Toledo and Western Michigan have all extended scholarship offers, but the three-year starter said that his visits will help him sort out his growing list of school's.

"I want to see what the enviroment is like," he explained. "I want to see what the atmosphere is like on game day and how much the fans are into it."

"I'm still pretty wide open," he continued. "I thought about making an early decision, but after talking with a couple people I'm going to wait. There's no need to rush my decision."

Also, according to Onyebuagu, Warren Central teammates, cornerback Dexter Taylor and lineman Jacob McLaurin will be with him on the trip south.

Taylor, a Scout.com 3-star prospect, also plays quarterback and helped guide his team to it's second consecutive state crown last fall. Playing the point in an option-style offense, Taylor rushed for 1,400 yards, while also throwing for 450-yards, and had 27 combined touchdowns.

In addition to Louisville, the 5-foot-10, 175-pound athlete is currently drawing interest from the likes of Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana and Purdue.

McLaurin, who has only been playing football for three years, has benefited from the coaching at Warren Central. Since he joined the squad he has dropped over 70 pounds, while becoming stronger and faster.

Now measuring in at 6-foot-5, 295-pounds, McLaurin has drawn the interest from schools around the region, including Boston College, Indiana, Pittsburgh and Purdue.

A fourth teammate, Scout.com 3-star running back Andre Hatchett, told Inside The Ville that while he had hoped to make the trip with them, he is planning on making a future trip to the River City.

"I couldn't go this weekend, so I'm trying to set something up for their next game," he said, adding that a scholarship offer could boost the Cards to the top of his list of school's. "I would like to play for Louisville. I really like their program and they are moving in the right direction."

InsideTheVille.com will continue to keep in contact with the group as they work to defend their state title.

"We want to keep working and getting better every week so we are in a position to win another ring," said Onyebuagu.

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