Louisville visit reassures Greg Tomczyk

Could New Jersey offensive/defensive lineman Greg Tomczyk become the first player to verbally commit to new Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe? It's sounds like a possibility after the 6-6, 290-pound lineman made an official visit to U of L this weekend. InsideTheVille.com has the latest scoop.

Could New Jersey offensive/defensive lineman Greg Tomczyk become the first player to verbally commit to new Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe? It's sounds like a possibility after the 6-6, 290-pound lineman made an official visit to U of L this weekend.

Tomczyk has already visited Missouri and Washington, and though he wouldn't name favorites Sunday after returning home from Louisville, it's clear the Cardinals are in great shape with the talented prospect.

"I had a great time and a lot of fun," Tomczyk said. "It was a great visit. The biggest thing about the visit was that I got to meet the new coaches and get to know them. Coach Brohm, Coach Nord, and Coach Cassity are all still there and that helps."

Tomczyk was uncertain about Louisville early last week when Bobby Petrino bolted to the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. However, a weekend spent in Louisville getting to know Kragthorpe seemed to bring Tomczyk back around for the Cardinals.

"He's a great guy – he's very impressive," Tomczyk said. "If anybody has any questions about his offense they shouldn't. Coach (Bill) Parcells of the Cowboys offered him to be his offensive coordinator last year so he knows how to run an offense. He's a phenomenal person and everything he stands for is great."

A talk with assistant head coach/passing game coordinator Jeff Brohm Saturday also helped allay any fears that Tomczyk had about Louisville following Petrino's departure to the Falcons.

"I had a good talk with Coach Brohm Saturday," Tomczyk said. "He convinced me that nothing will change at Louisville and that they're going to keep winning like they have been. The whole conversation was very reassuring. I was real interested in Louisville before Bobby Petrino left, and now I'm even more interested."

Tomczyk could still take some more visits. Missouri, Wisconsin, Florida State and Miami are all scheduled to visit with him this week. Still, there's a strong possibility that Tomczyk, who is being recruited by Louisville to play on the defensive line, could make a mid-week decision.

"I'll be sitting down Wednesday with my parents and two of my coaches from the Hun School and I might make a decision this week," Tomczyk said. "In my head I'm leaning toward a certain school, but I just got back and I need to just clear my head before I do anything."

So what are the odds that Tomczyk will end his recruitment this week and make a decision? "Pretty good," he said. "I need to sit down with my parents and coaches, talk things out and weigh the pros and cons."

Tomczyk was hosted on his Louisville visit by sophomore center Eric Wood and roomed with Ocala, Florida tight end Lex Peek. Tomczyk said he didn't believe Peek has been extended an offer from Louisville at this time.


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