The Cardinals will be looking to replace star running backs Michael Bush and Kolby Smith this year and Indianapolis (Warren Central) running back Darren Evans (6-1, 210, 4.6) figures to be one of the top prospects to take their place. Evans already holds offers from Mississippi State, Louisville, Michigan and West Virginia. A four-star prospect, he rushed for 2,148 yards and 39 touchdowns as a junior, earning all-state honors.
Already stacked at wide receiver, Petrino seemingly never tires of adding to his well-stocked receiving corps.
Evans' teammate, 6-5, 220-pound WR/TE Adrien Robinson is sure to get a lot of attention from college coaches Saturday morning. An athletic freak, Robinson possesses great hands and 4.5 speed. He currently holds several scholarship offers, including offers from Louisville and West Virginia.
Doug Beaumont, a speedy 5-9, 165-pound wide receiver from Male High, holds offers from both Louisville and Kentucky. Beaumont will be looking to prove he's Kentucky's top high school prospect. Beaumont had 54 receptions for 881 yards and 7 touchdowns as a junior, earning first team All-State honors from the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Alcoa, TN WR Kyrus Lanxter
already holds a scholarship
offer from Louisville.
Kyrus Lanxter holds offers from Louisville, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Minnesota. A 6-2, 185-pound wide out from Alcoa, Tennessee, Lanxter made 18 catches for 513 yards and 6 touchdowns as a junior while leading his team to the Class 2A state championship.
Several of Louisville's top in-state prospects will be on display for the Louisville coaches to see. Linemen Stuart Hines (Bowling Green), Chase Dumphord (Paris) and Zach Kiernan (Newport) all will participate. While both Dumphord and Kiernan currently hold offers from Louisville, Hines will be out to prove to Louisville coaches that he's equally as deserving.
Chase Minnifield, a defensive back from Lexington, Kentucky, will announce his college decision on Monday. Minnifield, the son of former Louisville and Cleveland Browns great Frank Minnifield, has narrowed his choices to Louisville, Kentucky, Virginia and Middle Tennessee State.
Carlton Peake is a talented, hard-hitting safety from Trotwood (OH) Madison. Peake holds offers from several Big East powers, including Louisville, West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. Michigan State, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Ole Miss also have extended offers.
Which prospects not currently on the Cardinals recruiting radar might catch Petrino's eye this weekend? Will new prospects emerge for the Cardinals coaching staff to begin pursuing? Stay tuned to InsideTheVille.com for the answers.