Pair of Texas standouts will visit Louisville

Steve Kragthorpe made clear that recruiting the state of Texas would be a high priority for his staff last week when he was introduced as Louisville's new football coach. And it doesn't appear he'll waste any time dipping into the Lone Star state to try and lure a pair of three-star prospects.

Steve Kragthorpe made clear that recruiting the state of Texas would be a high priority for his staff last week when he was introduced as Louisville's new football coach. And it doesn't appear he'll waste any time dipping into the Lone Star state to try and lure a pair of three-star prospects.

Hubert Anyiam, a jet-like wide receiver from Garland, Texas, told InsideTheVille.com he'll visit Louisville in two weeks. Anyiam, the #81 wide receiver prospect in the country, has already visited Nebraska and was scheduled to visit Oklahoma State last weekend. However, bad weather forced Anyiam to reschedule that trip and he'll visit the Cowboys Jan. 19.

Anyiam said he was surprised when Louisville called to get involved, but that he has strong interest in the Cardinals program.

"Louisville has recently started recruiting me and they want me to go up there for a visit and check things out," said Anyiam, who caught 60 passes for 1,100 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior at North Garland High. "They had a nice year and I saw them play when I visited Kansas State. I want to see Louisville for myself.'

"Louisville has a strong team and they are a national championship contender," he said. "I was surprised when they contacted me but their new coach was recruiting me when he was at Tulsa."

Anyiam said he's very interested in Louisville even though the Cardinals are just now getting into the race for his services. With less than a month before national signing day on Feb. 7, the Cardinals have some ground to make up on the Huskers.


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"They are still up at the top of my list," Anyiam said of Nebraska, noting that the Cornhuskers were his favorite, primarily because it's the only school he's made an official visit to.

He also likes Oklahoma State. "Coach Bradford has impressed me and it's not real far from home," said Anyiam. "That's sort of important to me, but I just want to find a school that I'm comfortable at."

Anyiam also said that North Garland teammate Jermaine Love will likely make the trip with him to Louisville. Love, a 5-11, 225-pound three-star linebacker, verbally committed to Arkansas recently. He's rated the #21 middle linebacker prospect nationally and appears to be keeping his options open.

"He's thinking strongly about Louisville, too," Anyiam said. "He still wants to see how it is at Louisville."


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