Cards could add talented Pac-10 transfer

After spending the past few days in Louisville, former California defensive end Scott Smith could land with the Cardinals in the near future. Smith, a 6-foot-6, 260-pound former three-star prospect, made a final stop to Louisville before making a decision about where he'll transfer this fall.

Former California defensive end Scott Smith could decide to transfer from the Pac-10 program to Louisville very soon.

Smith, who was recruited by Louisville assistant Ken Delgado at California, visited Louisville the past few days and attended the Cardinals practices Wednesday and Thursday. The 6-foot-6, 260-pound defensive end must sit out the upcoming season but will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2009.

According to Smith's sister, who spoke with Thursday, Smith also visited Oregon prior to his trip to Louisville this week. Smith is also said to be considering Arizona as a possible transfer option.

Now, Smith will head back home to ponder his options and make a decision soon about his future. School begins at Louisville on August 25.

A former three-star prospect, Smith was rated the No. 62 defensive end prospect nationally coming out off Honolulu (HI) St. Louis two years ago. Smith racked up 14 sacks as a high school senior. Smith was rated the No. 5 overall high school prospect in Hawaii in 2007, helping guide his team to a state championship.

ESPN Insider described him as, "a tall developing prospect with great potential ... takes great angles to the ball and does a nice job of wrapping the ball carrier up when he gets there ... has the ability to cover some ground on defense and has long arms to grab ball carriers and pull them down."

Smith chose California over offers from Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Hawaii and Boise State out of high school.

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