The University of Louisville coaching staff kept close tabs on several prospects during the Scout.com All-American combine in Louisville. InsideTheVille.com has all the juicy recruiting news.
Three Louisville assistants, co-defensive coordinators Mike Cassity and Kevin Wolthausen and running backs/tight end coach Greg Nord, watched the talent on display Saturday afternoon at the Scout.com combine in Louisville. Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino also attended to watch his son, Nick Petrino, participate in the days events.
The younger Petrino had a good combine, running a solid 4.7 forty.
Kevin Wolthausen kept a close eye on two offensive line prospects, Paris, Kentucky standout Chase Dumphord and Nick Schepis, an offensive guard from Walsh Jesuit High School in Ohio. Wolthausen personally timed both prospects during the shuttle drill – Dumphord recorded a 5.09, while Schepis clocked a 5.28.
According to Chase Dumphord's high school coach, the 6-6, 305-pound offensive tackle will camp this summer at Louisville, Kentucky, Auburn, Tennessee and possibly Florida. The Cardinals extended an offer to Dumphord last week.
Warren (IN) Central brought quite an impressive contingent to the combine Saturday, including a trio of top-flight prospects – RB Darren Evans, WR Adrien Robinson and OL Jeff Boyd - that have high interest in Louisville. Though Robinson didn't participate because of injury, he still received plenty of attention from the media. (We'll have a recruiting update and video interview on the website in a day or two). The trio, along with their high school coach, peaked around at the Cardinals facilities while in town.
Some names to remember for the future: DE/TE Edward Hazelett (6-9, 240) Indianapolis Warren Central, OL/DL Dave Ullinski (6-5, 280) Louisville Manual, OT Zebrie Sanders (6-7, 260) Northmont (OH). Just a freshman, Hazelett certainly passes the look test. He tall, has a frame that can support considerably more weight and extremely long arms. He's a good athlete who plays basketball and should develop into a top-flight defensive lineman down the road. A local product, Ullinski, a sophomore, is certainly one of the top players in Kentucky's class of 2008. Sanders, another sophomore, reminds us of a young Renardo Foster. He's already receiving recruiting letters from Louisville, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan and Duke.
Mike Cassity and Kevin Wolthausen kept a watchful eye on Ohio safety Carlton C.J. Peake. Peake, who plays for Trotwood Madison, had an impressive combine, running a 4.6 forty and one of the fastest shuttle times of the day. He's likely to be one of the Cardinals top recruiting priorities in the defensive secondary this year. (We'll have a recruiting update on the website soon)
Clay Beeler, a FB from Huntington, Ohio, has a famous uncle – Florida coach Urban Myer. Beeler had a good combine and is receiving high interest from several MAC programs.
Michigan State coach John L. Smith attended the combine, along with assistants from Kentucky (Joker Philips), Tennessee, Purdue, Western Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky. Former Louisville assistant Mike Cox also attended. Cox is currently an assistant at Michigan State.
Two local products, Male High standouts Doug Beaumont and Dexter Heyman, were scheduled to participate but didn't show up. Beaumont played in an AAU tournament in Lexington, while Heyman is recovering from a minor injury. Beaumont holds offers from Louisville and Kentucky. Heyman is the younger brother of Louisville defensive lineman Earl Heyman.
Lexington defensive back Chase Minnifield didn't participate. The son of former Louisville and Cleveland Brown star Frank Minnifield, Minnifield is scheduled to announce his college decision Monday afternoon. He holds offers from Louisville, Kentucky, and Virginia. The smart money might be on the Cavaliers.