Still Looking

Despite early pledges elsewhere, a handful of the nation's top prospects are still considering the University of Louisville an a possible option. Who are they? InsideTheVille.com has the list.

A number of factors throughout the course of a season can often cause a talented prospect, who may have extended an early verbal commitment, to research all of his options prior to making a final college choice.

Possible coaching changes, disappointing seasons for their early school of choice and distance from home are a few reasons that can often cause a high school senior to look elsewhere.

The following are a few of the nation's top prospects that made early verbal commitments, but for various reasons are now taking a closer look at Louisville and others.


ATH Chase Minnifield
Mr. Football Candidate
Kentucky Top 5
Best of the Bluegrass Top 10

An All-City performer as a junior at Lexington's Henry Clay High School, Minnifield is having a Mr. Football type season for the 9-1 Blue Devils. The son of former U of L great Frank Minnifield, Chase committed to Virginia head coach and family friend Al Groh. A change in the head coach at UVA and Minnifield will certainly be looking elsewhere. Louisville and Stanford are considered the front-runners should Virginia slip from his list.
TE/DL D'Angelo McCray
Scout.com National Top 100
Scout.com No.3 DT
Scout.com Southeast No.4
Florida No.3 Prospect


The one-time Florida commit cancelled a previously scheduled official visit and it appears that the Cardinals are now on the outside looking in. The Jacksonville product now has Florida, along with Illinois, holding a sizeable lead over a list that also includes Georgia Tech and Ole Miss.
RB Ryan Houston
Scout.com Southeast Top 100
Scout.com No.17 RB
North Carolina Top 10

A 6'2, 225-pound bruising back, Houston verbally committed to North Carolina in June, but the pending head coach change in Chapel Hill has the Scout.com four-star prospect looking at a few others as well. In addition to his continued interest in the Tar Heel program, the Matthews, North Carolina product is now strongly considering Clemson, Florida, Louisville and Tennessee.
DL Nick Gentry
Scout.com Top 50 DL
Alabama Top 15


One of the top defensive line prospects in the talent-rich state of Alabama, Gentry is planning to make official visits with Florida State and Louisville following the completion of his senior season. Gentry, who pledged to Alabama in August, is considering the positives of leaving his home state to play his college ball.
OL Jeff Boyd
Scout.com Midwest Top 100
Scout.com Top 50 DT
Indiana Top 10

Boyd, who pledged to Kentucky following their junior day camp in March, visited Louisville for it's game against Miami and continues to consider the Cardinals, along with Indiana, Illinois, West Virginia and others. The 6'4, 280-pound lineman tested well at the Scout.com All-American combine held in Louisville earlier this year with many of the schools that had extended scholarship offers on hand watching.
RB Victor Anderson
Scout.com Midwest Top 100
Scout.com Top 30 RB
Mr. Football Candidate
Kentucky Top 5

An early West Virginia verbal pledge, St.X running back Vic Anderson continues to consider a short list of schools that includes Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, Notre Dame and South Florida. The All-State performer will be in on Thursday night when the Cardinals and Mountaineers meet at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

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