Speedy Florida linebacker trips to Louisville

Quinton Lightfoot, a speedy, hard-hitting linebacker from Florida High in Tallahassee, tripped to Louisville last weekend for the Cardinals Junior Day. There's no question Louisville needs major help on defense. Could Lightfoot be an answer to the Cardinals defensive problems?

Quinton Lightfoot, a speedy, hard-hitting linebacker from Florida High in Tallahassee, tripped to Louisville last weekend for the Cardinals Junior Day. There's no question Louisville needs major help on defense. Could Lightfoot be an answer?

"He's fast and sees (things) real well," Lightfoot's high school coach said. "He's got a little bit of meanness to him and an attitude on the field. He's a great kid off the field and in the classroom. He's a very good leader. He hits hard and he's not blazing but he's pretty fast for a linebacker."

As a junior, Lightfoot recorded 80 tackles, second-best on his team. He also had two tackles for loss, three interceptions and forced two fumbles.

So how did Lightfoot enjoy his trip to Louisville?

"It was fine," Lightfoot said. "I kind of liked the university. It was a new experience for me. I liked the atmosphere around there. I liked it to tell the truth. Overall it was a good visit."

On his visit, Lightfoot got to see Louisville's facilities, watch the Cardinals scrimmage, and, most importantly, meet the Louisville coaches.

"I got to meet the coaches and the recruiting coordinator," Lightfoot said. "I talked to the linebacker coach and gave him my dvd. He said he was looking for fast linebackers that can run sideline to sideline and I told him that I fit that category because I'm pretty fast and aggressive. I'm looking to contact him this week to see if he liked my dvd or not."

On the recruiting front, Lightfoot said the three schools that have been showing the most recruiting interest are Louisville, East Carolina and Indiana. "There are a lot that send letters but those are the main three (schools) that have kept in contact," he said.

Lightfoot said he plans to attend Clemson's camp and may also go to Indiana and Louisville for camps this summer.


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