Rai-Shawn Wilson leaning toward Louisville?

One of Louisville coach Bobby Petrino's top priorities this recruiting season is to find at least one, if not a couple, of talented running backs to replace Kolby Smith and possibly Michael Bush. Could three-star Florida running back Rai-Shawn Wilson anwser the call for the Cardinals?

One of Louisville coach Bobby Petrino's top priorities this recruiting season is to find at least one, if not a couple, of talented running backs to replace Kolby Smith and possibly Michael Bush.

Could Rai-Shawn Wilson, a 5-10, 195-pound back from St. Augustine, Florida, be one of the answers for Petrino's Cardinals in the backfield? Perhaps.

"He said he really enjoyed his trip to Louisville and had a great time," the players' mother, Stephanie Wilson, said Sunday afternoon. "He talked to my mother a little while ago and she thinks after talking to him that he's leaning toward Louisville."

Wilson is traveling back to Florida this afternoon. He made the trip to Louisville with friend Josh Miller, a 6-2 quarterback/athlete from Palatka. Miller received a scholarship offer from departed Miami coach Larry Coker and is also considering South Florida, Central Florida and Bowling Green.

"Louisville and Bowling Green have told him they'll give him a shot at quarterback and if that doesn't work out, he'll be a receiver," Palatka coach Wilson Edwards recently told the Palatka Daily News.


Rai-Shawn Wilson

Wilson is being recruited by Louisville offensive coordinator Paul Petrino and Mrs. Wilson said she and her family felt comfortable with the Cardinals assistant after an in-home visit last week. "We really liked him and enjoyed our visit with him when he came down to talk to us," Wilson said.

Wilson, rated the #43 running back prospect nationally and a three-star prospect, is also considering Florida and Tennessee. "I'm not sure if he plans to go on any more visits or not," Wilson said.

Stay tuned to InsideTheVille.com for more on Rai-Shawn Wilson and Josh Miller's visits to Louisville.


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