Unable to meet academic requirements in time to enroll at U of L, Culpepper, who played his high school ball at Benjamin Russell High School in Alexander City, Alabama, chose the junior college route and became a full-time starter as a freshman at East Mississippi Community College.
"I've gotten a lot stronger and I'm a lot bigger then I was when I came out of high school," Culpepper told InsideTheVille.com on Tuesday. "I'm a little bit slower then I used to be because of the weight I've added, but I'm more physical now."
While he has yet to receive a scholarship offer, a number of major college coaches have taken notice and will be keeping tabs on the Scout.com four-star prospect throughout the coming months.
However, while Louisville is among the schools that Culpepper has high interest in, the Cardinal program has yet to express a new interest.
"I haven't heard anything from them yet, but I put Louisville on my list," Culpepper said. "I've re-opened my recruitment and want to see what happens. Right now I'm wide open."
Culpepper anticipates being a December, 2007 graduate.