Lanxter enjoys latest visit; planning another

Alcoa (Tenn.) High School wide receiver Kyrus Lanxter made the trip north to Louisville for junior day on Saturday and the 6'2, 185-pounder informs that he'll make a return trip in the near future...

Early last June, Alcoa (Tenn.) High School wide receiver Kyrus Lanxter made the decision to join his school's quarterback - Joei Fiegler - on a trip to the Derby City to attend U of L head coach Bobby Petrino's quarterback/receiver camp.

While the Cardinal coaching staff had it's eye's on a handful of the top prospects from the '06 recruiting class there participated in last year's camp, they also took note of Lanxter - a rising sophomore at the time.

They saw enough that three months later, on the first day that high school juniors can receive written scholarship offers, Louisville did just that and was the first school to do so.

This past Saturday, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Lanxter made the trip short trip north again - this time for Louisville's junior day.

"It was fun," said Lanxter, who was among the more than 100 high school prospects to visit U of L on Saturday morning. "It was cool that we were able to see them scrimmage. I like how they do practice too."

"I got to talk to the receivers coach Paul Petrino for a little," he continued. "He was telling me how they do things and stuff like that."

With scholarship offers in from Louisville, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and West Virginia, Lanxter has also recently attended junior days at Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

"West Virginia wants me to come there for their spring game, but I'm not going to be able to go," said Lanxter. "I'll go up there this summer."

Another trip - or two - to Louisville is also in his upcoming plans.

"I'm going to go up to their one-day camp again this year," he said.

Lanxter will attend the All-American combine at Louisville on May 20.

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