Oku headlines visitors for Governor's Cup

Five-star David Oku headlines Louisville's list of visitors for the August 31 season opener against rival Kentucky. Who else besides Oku, a 5-10, 190-pound game-changing running back Oklahoma City, (Carl Albert) OK., plans to visit the Cardinals this weekend? InsideTheVille.com breaks it down.

David Oku: Oku certainly headlines Louisville's group of visitors – both official and unofficial – this weekend. Oku, Scout.com's No. 6 overall running back in the nation, has narrowed his list of favorites down to Louisville, Tennessee, Florida State, USC and Nebraska. Louisville will get first crack at the Oklahoma City native this weekend and hope to make a big impression with a raucous crowd at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Oku is expected to visit his other four finalists before making his decision.

Scout.com on Oku: Oku is a definite homerun threat when he touches the ball. He has great patience in finding the hole and then explodes through it with cat-like quickness. He has tremendous cutting ability and sometimes is able to make the man trying to defend him look like he is standing still.

Trevor Foy: Foy, a talented defensive end from Louisville St. Xavier, will likely make a decision soon between the hometown Cardinals and Big 10 power Purdue. Foy (6-7, 255), Scout.com's No. 101-ranked defensive end prospect nationally, plans to visit the Boilermakers in September before making his decision. A big win over Kentucky could convince Foy to stay home for college.

Emmanuel Yeager: Yeager, a talented quarterback from Washington, D.C., backed out of a commitment to Central Michigan and committed to Louisville this summer. Yeager appears to be Louisville's guy at the quarterback position in the Class of 2009. He's rated a two-star prospect and Scout.com's No. 84 quarterback nationally.

Scout.com on Yeager: His arm is one of the strongest I've seen the last couple of years. But he's raw. He's got to learn touch with the ball and how to take some off. He sometimes throws it too hard because his arm is so good. But his arm strength is second to none.

Shenard Holton: Another Louisville commitment, Holton, a 6-0, 195-pound safety from Bowling Green, will also take in the Cardinals big game against Kentucky. A two-star prospect and Scout.com's No. 100 safety, Holton is considered one of the top prospects in state this season.

Scout.com on Holton: (Holton) was one of the more impressive players we saw in Kentucky during the pre-evaluation period.

Two other Louisville commitments - defensive backs Zed Evans and Hakeem Smith are expected to visit the Cardinals this weekend.


Koehne might visit UofL this weekend.

Kyle Koehne: Koehne, a 6-6, 300-pound offensive lineman from Indianapolis, may visit Louisville this weekend with his parents. As of Sunday, Koehne hadn't finalized his visit plans. A three-star prospect, Koehne has Louisville under consideration with Boston College, Florida, Notre Dame and Michigan.

Josh Brown: Brown, a two-star cornerback from Florida, lists Wake Forest and Louisville as his current favorites and could make a visit to Louisville this weekend.


Van Ingram: Ingram, a big lineman with potential, hails from Elizabethtown. He's been on Louisville's radar for awhile now but still doesn't have an offer from the Cards. Ingram will be one of many unofficial visitors from in-state this weekend.

Duece Finch: Finch, the top running back in the state, will be in attendance. Finch is considering both Louisville and Kentucky, along with Stanford, Illinois and several others.

Courtney Dalcourt: One of the top athletes in Kentucky, Dalcourt holds an offer from Louisville and plans to attend the Governor's Cup game this weekend. Louisville appears to be one of the frontrunners for the Frankfort-area star.

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