Kragthorpe was quickly brought up speed on the current U of L recruiting status and designed a schedule that would have him making in-home visits with top priority prospects in an array of states.
"It's going to be a rollercoaster ride for the next couple of weeks," said Kragthorpe on Monday morning. "We have a lot of work to do, but I'm excited to get on the road. I was on the road (Sunday) night and had the opportunity to meet a couple of young men that I think will fit well with what we want to do here at the University of Louisville. I'm excited to get on the road and get to work."
"I really liked him and I'm looking forward to playing for him," said Kiernan, a 6'6, 240-pound OL/DL prospect from Newport (Ky.) Central Catholic. "I'm going down there this week for my (official) visit."
"He seems like a really good guy," said the Cincinnati (Oh.) Anderson product. "I'm looking forward to coming down there and getting started."
In addition to his Sunday evening travels, Kragthorpe visited Scout.com four-star linebacker Josh Bynes on Monday night. The Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., prospect has the Cardinals, along with Auburn, Iowa and South Carolina as his final list of schools.
"It went real good," said Bynes. "He seems like a good coach and I think he's going to do a good job at Louisville."
Simms, a Scout.com three-star prospect, committed to Louisville in August, but told a New Jersey newspaper that he was no longer committed following the departure of Bobby Petrino.
Tomczyk, a 6'5, 290-pound Scout.com three-star lineman, made an official visit with Louisville last weekend and left convinced that Kragthorpe was a solid offensive coach.
A number of others such as current verbal commits Doug Beaumont, Dale Martin and Brandon Walker are all also believed to have upcoming in-home visits with Kragthorpe.
Kragthorpe isn't the only member of the staff collecting frequent flyer miles.
New offensive line coach Brent Myers and co-defensive coordinator Mike Cassity joined Kragthorpe on his Sunday travels.
While he'll join Kragthorpe in New Jersey on Wednesday, Jeff Brohm has also spent time in Florida and Indiana.
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