Top prospects express strong interest

Several of the South's top football prospects are expressing strong interest in Steve Kragthorpe's Louisville program. With the Scout.com combines in full swing, there's plenty of hot, breaking recruiting information. InsideTheVille.com has the latest.

Massive GA lineman has Louisville near the top of his list

Gideon Scott, a 6-2.5, 304 pound defensive lineman from Mount Zion, (Ga.), is one of the top emerging junior prospects in the state of Georgia. Scott, who uses his speed and strength to dominate opponents is currently waiting for his first scholarship offer, but lists Louisville as one of his early favorites.

"I am hearing from UGA (Georgia), South Carolina, Louisville, South Florida and Memphis," Scott told Scout.com. "UGA, Louisville and LSU are my favorites. I am being recruited to play the offensive line and the d-line."

Florida DE puts Louisville in Top 5

Miami (Fla.) Norland standout defensive end Sean Ferguson had a strong performance last weekend at the Scout.com combine and should see his recruitment pick up in the near future.

Ferguson, 6-4, 205, has an athletic frame that could hold additional weight. That's why some of the top programs in the Big East and Atlantic Coast Conference are starting to show interest.

"I've been talking to Ole Miss, West Virginia, and Rutgers," Ferguson told Scout.com. "I hope they offer. They've been sending text messages and stuff like that." While Ferguson is certainly interested in those three schools, there are others on his list as well. "My top five, I'd say, would be Georgia Tech, Louisville, Florida State, Georgia, and Miami," he said. "But if someone offers me, they'll be at the top of the list."

Florida standout RB looking at Louisville

Ladarrius Adams, a 5-11, 173 pound running back from LeHigh Acres, Florida, made a good impression last weekend at the Scout.com combine in Davie, Florida. Adams ran a 4.6 forty and earned All-Combine honors.

"Nobody's offered yet but I think Auburn might," Adams told Scout.com. "I've gotten about 40 hand-written letters from Coach Knox. He invited me to their camp and I have the money and now I just need to figure out how I'm gonna get there. I also get a lot of hand-written stuff from the Iowa State coach, Louisville, and I've gotten some things from Ball State. I'd probably be (getting text messages) but I don't have a cell phone so they send letters."

Adams, who recently scored a 17 on the ACT to go along with a 3.0 GPA, talked more about his top schools.

"The main three that I like are Auburn, Louisville, and Iowa State," he said. "Auburn is on top. They have a good running back tradition and I really like their offensive system."


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