Alabama standouts visiting Louisville

It's a big recruiting weekend for the Louisville football program. The Cardinals will host dozens of talented prospects from around the nation and InsideTheVille.com has uncovered a trio of Alabama standouts who will make the trip north to Louisville for Junior Day.

It's a big recruiting weekend for the Louisville football program. The Cardinals will host dozens of talented prospects from around the nation and InsideTheVille.com has uncovered a trio of Alabama standouts who will make the trip north to Louisville for Junior Day.

Austin (Decatur, Alabama) High teammates D.T. Shackelford, Jerone White and Freddie Moore will travel to Louisville this weekend to get a closer look at the Louisville football program.


D.T. Shackelford

Shackelford, a 6-2, 230-pound linebacker, had an outstanding junior season. He racked up 102 tackles, 7.5 sacks and forced five fumbles while earning all-area first team honors. He appears to be the prospect Louisville is most interested in recruiting out of the three. Shackelford has an offer from Mississippi State.

"He started at defensive end as a sophomore and at linebacker last year," said coach David Norwood. "He's a great team leader and works his butt off in the weight-room. He's a great student with a 3.8 GPA. He's just a great all-around kid.

"He's always around the football. He either makes the tackle, is in on the tackle or is one step away from the guy making the tackle. I think he's got good instincts and a good sense of the game. He projects as a MIKE linebacker."

White, a 6-2, 190-pound strong safety, recorded five interceptions and made 80 tackles as a junior. Besides Louisville, White is receiving interest from several SEC and ACC level programs.

"He runs the forty in about 4.5," Norwood said. "To be honest I think he's faster than that but last year he ran a 4.56."


Jerone White

Moore, a talented 6-3, 180-pound wide receiver, made a big impact for the Black Bears after transferring from Mellwood High in Memphis. As a junior, Moore made 43 receptions for 583 yards and 7 touchdowns. Moore has an offer from Clemson and is receiving interest from Louisville and Mississippi State.

"We've never timed Freddie and the reason we haven't is because Freddie moved in two weeks before the season started from Mellwood high school in Memphis," Norwood said. "He made some unbelievable catches.

"Mississippi State told him point blank that if he runs a forty that they're in agreement with they'll offer. When they offered D.T. they told Freddie they liked the way he runs routes, his size, the way he blocks and the way he catches the football. They want him to come back for their senior camp and run the forty."

This weekend, the Louisville coaching staff will get a chance to become better acquainted with Shackelford, White and Moore.

"All three of these guys have been getting mail from (Louisville) for a while and all three have been invited up to their junior day," Norwood said. "I know for a fact that D.T. has three schools that he really likes and Louisville is one of them."

"I think right now if an offer was to go on the table it would probably be to D.T."


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