Ohio lineman visits Louisville, set to return

Offensive lineman Marc Stevens seems to be making a habit of visiting of Louisville. His visit on Tuesday to watch the Cardinals practice wasn't his first and he tells InsideTheVille.com that it won't be his last.

Lexington, Ohio offensive lineman Marc Stevens currently holds two scholarship offers and is looking to add more.

The 6'5, 295 pound prospect, who has picked up early offers from Akron and Bowling Green, made an unofficial visit with Louisville on Tuesday. He'll visit Miami of Ohio and Cincinnati on Wednesday.

"I look at how the coaching staff does things," said Stevens. "I look to see what type of academics they have and what the players are like."

While in Louisville, Stevens watched the Cardinals entire practice from the comfort of the program's indoor practice facility. The practice, which was forced inside due to thunderstorms in the area, allowed Stevens an opportunity to see the Brent Myers coached offensive line up close.

"I like how they do things and the offensive line looks pretty good," said Stevens.

Following practice, Stevens, who also visited Louisville for the Cardinals home game against West Virginia last fall, spent a few minutes with members of the coaching staff, as well as with one of the team's leaders.

"I talked to Coach Kragthorpe for a little bit, Coach Alford and Coach Myers," said Stevens. "Coach Alford actually coached my coach at Mount Union. All the coaches there seem like pretty good guys. I also talked to Eric Wood for awhile after practice. I got to talk to him before when I was there for the West Virginia game, but I got to talk to him a little bit more this time. He‘s a great guy."

"The atmosphere when I came for the West Virginia game was crazy," Stevens said of his previous trip to The Ville. "I've been to a lot of games and that was the best one by far."

Last spring as a rising sophomore, Stevens was a 2nd Team All-Combine selection at the Scout.com Combine stop held on the U of L practice fields.

He's already scheduled his next trip as well.

"I'll be there for Senior Day camp on June 10."

Steven's is hopeful that an offer from the Cardinals will come his way and doesn't shy away from sharing how he feels about the U of L program.

"I really like Louisville," he said. "It seems like a family there. It already feels like home."

Connecticut, Michigan, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oregon, Purdue and Syracuse are among the many others expressing heavy interest in Stevens.


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