Local star will walk-on, another could follow

While Louisville was putting the finishing touches on their highly-ranked 2006 football recruiting class, one local standout told InsideTheVille.com that he plans to walk-on for the Cardinals next year. InsideTheVille.com also received word that a second local star could also play at U of L next season as a preferred walk-on.

While the Louisville signed 24 prospects to national letters of intent Wednesday, the Cardinals also picked up a top local prospect that plans to walk-on next fall.

Manual High defensive back Javeare White will attend U of L next year and join the Cardinal football program as non-scholarship player. White, a 5-10, 180-pounder, is rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com. He teamed with Louisville signee Aundre Henderson to lead the Crimsons to an 8-5 record last season.

"I wanted to stay close to home and I got an academic scholarship at U of L, so that's where I decided that I wanted to go," White said. "Playing at Louisville will let me stay close to my mom and I'll be able to play with my best friend Aundre (Henderson)."

The Cardinals could also add Western High wide receiver Jimorris Johnson as a walk-on, too. "He's probably going to be a preferred walk-on at U of L," Western assistant Rich Taylor told InsideTheVille.com outside the U of L football complex Wednesday afternoon. "I think he'll turn out to be just as good as George Bussy. He'll meet with Paul Petrino after the dead-period to finalize his plans."

Johnson, however, wasn't ready Wednesday evening to cast his lot with the Cardinals just yet. Johnson said he's unsure where he'll attend college, but indicated he'd attend Louisville, Kentucky or West Virginia. "I'll probably make my decision in about a week," Johnson said.

The 6-5, 200-pound Johnson is rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com. He received considerable early interest from Louisville, Kentucky and Indiana, but didn't receive any scholarship offers. An all-state performer, Johnson had 700 yards receiving and eight touchdowns, as well as 10 interceptions, as a senior.

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