One of the top defensive prospects from Alabama last year, Culpepper signed a national letter of intent to play for the Cardinals last February. While the 6-foot-4, 240 pound defensive end recently graduated from Benjamin Russell High School, he's yet to achieve the necessary standardized test score for freshman eligibility.
That's something he'll take another crack at this weekend.
"I'm not totally sure what's going to happen with him," coach Carl Martin said. "He's graduated from high school with a diploma and passed the graduate exam. He's scheduled to take the ACT again June 10 and we'll have to see how that shakes out."
If Culpepper gets the needed score, he'll attend U of L this fall. If Culpepper doesn't, he'll almost certainly attend East Mississippi Community College next fall. But, according to Martin, that's not something Culpepper wants to do.
"A lot of people have called and asked about what he's going to do lately," Martin said. "But he's still excited about getting up to Louisville next fall some way."
Culpepper, a former high school teammate of Louisville starting free safety Jon Russell, recorded 74 tackles and 23 sacks as a junior.