Solomon Thomas, others visit Louisville

Three-star Ohio standout defensive end Solomon Thomas headlined an impressive list of unofficial visitors Saturday for Louisville's season finale against UConn. What other recruits were on hand for Louisville's 48-17 win over the Huskies? has the scoop.

Three-star defensive end Solomon Thomas headed an impressive group of prospects who made unofficial visits to Louisville Saturday to watch sixth-ranked Louisville soar past UConn 48-17 on a bright and clear day at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

The West Chester, Ohio star holds offers from both Ohio State and Louisville and is expected to make official visits to both schools before making a college decision.

Thomas, a former high school teammate of Louisville signee Josh Chichester, made the trip to U of L with Lakota West coach Larry Cox and a few teammates. Cox confirmed with earlier in the week that the 6-8 Chichester was definitely enrolling at U of L in January and seemed to indicate that Thomas had the Buckeyes and Cardinals at the top of his list.

About 30-40 prospect made unofficial visits to Louisville Saturday, including several from Louisville Western High School. Most of the visitors appeared to be underclassmen.

Several underclass prospects from Byrnes High School, one of the top high school football programs in South Carolina, also made the trip north to watch the Cardinals dispatch the Huskies. Junior defensive back Cartier Rice (5-9, 170) was one of the Byrnes players visiting and was accompanied by both of his parents.

A pair of local junior stars from Louisville also made unofficial visits Saturday. Male linebacker Dexter Heyman, the younger brother of U of L defensive lineman Earl Heyman, and PRP standout defensive lineman Brandon Newman (6-1, 295), were both on hand. Heyman and Newman are two of the top juniors in the state of Kentucky

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