Recruiting Notebook: Cards host JC prospects

InsideTheVille.com's latest recruiting notebook includes news of two junior college offensive linemen making a mid-week visit and much more.

Reedley (Calif.) C.C. offensive lineman Abdul Kuyateh visited Louisville this week. The 6-foot-3, 295-pound JC prospect collected early scholarship offers from Iowa State, Kentucky and Louisville, while also drawing interest from the likes of California and Texas A&M.

A former high school defensive lineman, Kuyateh continues to develop since converting to the offensive side of the ball at Reedley.

"He's got that nasty attitude that you love in an offensive lineman and he loves the weight room and works really hard and is very, very coachable," Reedley head coach Michael White said of his star lineman. "Coming from the defensive side, he has the athleticism you want for a guy to pull and get out on running plays and still has very good strength."

Kuyateh is scheduled to graduate in December and will have two years to play two.

Another junior college prospect is also believed to have made a mid-week visit with the Cardinals program.

As reported last week by Scott Eklund of JCFootball.com, Grossmont (Calif.) C.C. offensive tackle Charles Millenbah was also scheduled to visit Louisville this week.

The 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive tackle, who received an early scholarship offer from Baylor, was hoping for an offer from Louisville during the visit, and as Eklund mentioned in 'The War Room' last week, it's possible that Millenbah could make a decision while in town.

Both are believed to be returning home to their California homes on Thursday afternoon.

The Cardinals continue to do well recruiting the high school ranks as well.

Aliquippa, Pennsylvania offensive lineman has Louisville among his final six schools of choice. 6-foot-6, 300-pound Ryan Turnley, who received a scholarship offer from Louisville earlier this month, informed Scout.com that the Cardinals have made his final list of schools.

"Pittsburgh, Akron, Wisconsin, Louisville and Maryland are the five schools I narrowed it down to, but I really like Georgia Tech too and want to give them a fair shake, so I guess it is really a top six," Turnley told Scout.com‘s Matt Alkire. "I won't make my final decision for a least a month and plan to visit all six of these schools before sitting down with my family and making the final call."

Pittsburgh, which extended an offer on Wednesday, will receive an unofficial visit on Thursday. Trips to visit Georgia Tech, Louisville, Maryland and Wisconsin during the next few weeks are in the works.

The nation's top-rated middle linebacker prospect, Arthur Brown Jr. of Wichita (Kan.) East also lists Louisville as one of the school's still under consideration after making a recent cut, along with 21 additional schools.

In addition to Louisville, the Scout.com five-star prospect also has Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, California, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Kansas State, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Rutgers, Southern Cal, and UCLA making his initial cut.

Locally, Fern Creek's Ryan Benzick continues to perform well at area camps.

The 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive lineman began his camp circuit at Louisville and has since camped at Michigan and Western Kentucky. While an illness forced him to miss Kentucky's three-day camp over the weekend, Benzick will be back on the road soon to camp at Alabama and South Carolina.


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