Late additions?

Steve Kragthorpe said his program would sign 26 players in the 2008 recruiting class. With 21 players verbally committed or already signed, the Cardinals have a few vacant slots to fill. Will the Cardinals land any signing day surprises?

Steve Kragthorpe said his program would sign 26 players in the 2008 recruiting class. With 21 players verbally committed or already signed, the Cardinals have a few vacant slots to fill. Will the Cardinals land any signing day surprises?

It seems possible, perhaps even probable, that UofL will land a few signing day surprises today.

The Cardinals are still waiting for a decision from one key defensive prospect – safety Ed Imeokparia.

LaVelle Larry, a late bloomer from Roswell (GA), had narrowed his options to Louisville and Georgia Southern. The 6'0, 210-pound Larry has several friends going to GSU and the appeal of staying close to home was too strong for the Cards to overcome, as Larry has committed to Georgia Southern.


Ed Tinker will sign with Colorado
or Louisville.

Imeokparia, a 5'11, 190-pound athlete from New Jersey, has narrowed his choices to Louisville, Cincinnati, North Carolina and Florida State. He'll announce his decision at 2:30 p.m. on CSTV's Signing Day special television program.

Besides Imeokparia, there likely are other prospects that have flown under the radar in recent weeks but could be viable options, even without having made visits to Louisville, for the Cardinals.

With a complete makeover to the Louisville coaching staff on the defensive side of the ball after the season, it's been a little hard to gauge the Cardinals recruiting efforts under new defensive coordinator Ron English.

English supposedly made a recent recruiting trip out west to the state of California but it's unclear who he might have visited. Could the Cardinals sign one or two surprises players from California to round out their 2008 recruiting class? It's definitely something to keep an eye on.

There has been some chatter that Tremayne Scott, a 245-pound defensive end from Ocala, Fla., might be a late signee for Louisville. However, Scott hasn't made a visit to Louisville and is likely to sign with either Ohio or Fordham.

There also has been talk lately that Jacoby Smith, a three-star linebacker from Georgia, could end up at Louisville. However, Smith made a visit to Troy last weekend and is expected to sign with the Trojans after verbally committing.

Could either Scott or Thomas be late additions for Louisville? It doesn't appear likely, but it is something to keep in mind.

And how about Ed Tinker, the talented wide receiver from Pittsburgh Brashear HS? Though Tinker hasn't visited Louisville, he told Scout.com last week that he will sign with either Colorado or Louisville this Wednesday.

Will Louisville add a few more names to their commitment list on signing day? Will there be some surprises?

Stay tuned to InsideTheVille.com for all the latest National Signing Day updates.


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