Louisville set for huge recruiting weekend

Bobby Petrino and the Louisville football program have an important recruiting weekend on tap. The Cardinals will host a large contingent of prospects on official visits this weekend. Who's coming to town? InsideTheVille.com has the scoop.

Bobby Petrino and the Louisville football team have an important recruiting weekend on tap. The Cardinals will host their largest contingent of prospects on official visits this weekend.

Besides the normal assortment of official visit activities, like meeting with coaches and academic advisors, touring facilities and getting an up close look at Petrino's fifth-ranked program, the Cardinals talented guests will also get to see Louisville play Kentucky at Freedom Hall Saturday afternoon.

Last year, Petrino and staff landed several prospects on the same weekend, including three-star Florida wide receiver Johnny Patrick and linemen Conrad Thomas and Jeremy Baker.

Here's who Petrino hopes to sway to Louisville this weekend:

Heading the list for Louisville is four-star linebacker Josh Bynes from Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. Bynes, the #5 linebacker in the nation, has his list narrowed down to Louisville, South Carolina, Auburn and Iowa.

Another Florida prospect, three-star running back Rai-Shawn Wilson will check out the Cardinals. Wilson, a 5-10, 195-pound back is also considering Florida State and Tennessee.

Four-star running back Dale Martin is also expected to visit. From Bolingbrook, Illinois, Martin received a visit from Louisville assistant Reggie Johnson earlier this week and is looking at Iowa, Nebraska, Tennessee and Florida.


Four-star CB Woodny Turenne

Woodny Turenne, a four-star JUCO cornerback from California will make a visit. Turenne, originally from Florida, has been clocked in 4.3 in the forty and is considered one of the top junior college prospects nationally. He's down to Washington State, Florida, Louisville, Ole Miss and South Carolina.

It's fairly obvious the Cardinals want to add some experience in the secondary and they'll also host Allen Bell, a three-star JUCO cornerback orginially from Tallahassee, Florida. Bell is leaning to Ole Miss, but the Cardinals will have the last chance to change the 6-2, 195-pound defensive prospect's mind. "I wouldn't say I'm wide open right now, I am leaning to Ole Miss, but I am taking in other things as well to compare," Bell told Scout.com earlier this week.

Florida tight end Mat Williams will make his official visit to Louisville this weekend after taking several unofficial trips to U of L. Williams, one of the top tight end prospects in Florida, will make his decision early next week after visiting Louisville. He's considering South Carolina, Ole Miss and South Florida.

Louisville commit Mark Wetterer, a three-star offensive lineman from Cincinnati, Ohio, will make his official visit after de-committing from Michigan State two weeks ago to pick Louisville.

Stay tuned to InsideTheVille.com throughout the weekend for more on Louisville football's big recruiting weekend.


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