Louisville commits to make official visits

With Bobby Petrino's departure to the Atlanta Falcons earlier this week, a few players that have given Louisville verbal commitments are currently re-thinking their decisions. Three players will make official visits to other schools this weekend. Who's going where? InsideTheVille.com has the scoop.

With Bobby Petrino's departure to the Atlanta Falcons earlier this week, a few players that have given Louisville verbal commitments are currently re-thinking their decisions.

Three players – 6-5 wide receiver Chris Summers from Jacksonville, Florida, 6-2 quarterback Matt Simms from New Jersey and 6-2 punter Brandon Walker from Findlay, Ohio, will make official visits to other schools this weekend. Summers will visit South Florida, Simms Michigan State and Walker Pittsburgh.

Summers, a three-star wide receiver prospect, made 48 catches for 758 yards receiving and eight touchdowns as a senior.

"I'm committed to Louisville, but with Petrino leaving and the coaching change up there it has opened things up and made me think about other schools," Summers told USFNation.com. "I haven't really followed the Bulls this season. I've been committed to Louisville so I've been following them most of the season. I liked Coach Petrino, and I don't really know the other coaches up there."

With Petrino now in the NFL, Summers might like to stay a little closer to home. "I really liked Louisville, but since the coaching change, I'm considering other things and I may like to stay in Florida," he said.


Brandon Walker
will visit Pitt.

Simms, a US Army All-American, re-open his recruitment earlier this weekend. He'll check out new coach Mark Dantonio's program at Michigan State this weekend. He's also considering Arizona State.

"Michigan State is definitely an option and so is Arizona State," Simms said. "I have all of my [official] visits to take and I'm probably going to take them. I'll just have to see how the next month or so plays out, but I'd like to have a school by signing day. In a way, I can take all the time in the world to see what's out there, and I'm not going to rush. I'm going to wait and see."

Walker, the #6 punter in the nation, will make an official visit to Pittsburgh this weekend. Walker told InsideTheVille.com earlier this week that, "If my scholarship is valid, then I consider myself a Cardinal. Right now I'm committed to Louisville. Honesty, loyalty and responsibility are some of the values that I try to value. Right now, I consider myself a Cardinal and the only way that I wouldn't is if my scholarship is gone."

Of his visit to Pittsburgh, Walker told PantherDigest.com this: "I have always liked Pitt and I recently have been in touch with the coaching staff," said Walker. "Once I heard about Coach Petrino, I thought I should give Pitt a second look."


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