Kragthorpe sets visit with RB Dale Martin

University of Louisville running back commit Dale Martin has a scheduled in-home visit with new Cardinal head coach Steve Kragthorpe. What's the latest with the Scout.com four-star prospect? InsideTheVille.com has an update...

While changes have been a plenty since the departure of Bobby Petrino and the immediate hiring of Steve Kragthorpe as the Cardinals new head coach, the success that the program was finding on the recruiting trails has remained seemingly unfazed.

It's natural for recruiting targets - committed or not - to take one last look around following a coaching change and while many of U of L's top prospects are taking a peak at what their options have to offer, the majority are reaffirming their previous decision once speaking with Kragthorpe.

One commitment that has remained constant in his decision to sign with Louisville has been Scout.com four-star running back Dale Martin. The Bolingbrook, Illinois product committed to Louisville 24 hours before news of Petrino leaving surfaced, but the 5-foot-11, 195-pound All-State back has remained focused on his first school of choice.

"I still am and I am going to be until I talk more with the new coach," Martin told InsideTheVille.com. "I'm going to talk with him and the new running backs coach about the offense and he see how I would fit into it. If I don't, then I'll go from there."

Kragthorpe, running backs coach Tony Alford and his primary recruiter Reggie Johnson will make an in-home visit with Martin during the coming days.

"They are supposed to come on Sunday," said Martin. "I'm looking forward to it."

Sunday's meeting will be third time that Martin has talked with Kragthorpe. Martin spoke him moments following his introduction as the Cardinals new coach and again earlier this week.

"It was a good conversation," he said. "He seemed like a pretty cool guy. He's different then Petrino - he seems more down to earth."

While he's remaining firm in his commitment and hopes to eventually sign with Louisville, Martin does continue to draw heavy interest from a handful of programs.

"Iowa's running back coach came by (Thursday) and Michigan and Michigan State have come by the school," he said.

Martin rushed for more than 1,600 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior and was selected to play in the East Meets West All-American game in Orlando, Florida.


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