The visitor list will be headlined by Petey Smith, a four-star linebacker from Seffner (FL) Armwood. Smith is ranked the No. 14 middle linebacker prospect nationally by Scout.com and has ties to the Louisville program – his father graduated from UofL. Smith currently favors Alabama but is also considering Louisville, Auburn and Tennessee.
Louisville commit Mike Privott will also be an extremely important visitor for the Cardinals. Privott has wavered on his commitment this fall but recently said he intends to sign with Louisville in February. His visit could further help solidify his verbal commitment for the Cards.
Joining Privott will be junior Norfolk (VA) Lake Taylor teammate Travis Williams. Williams, a 6-3, 200-pound outside linebacker, is very high on the Cardinals and could end up following Privott to Louisville if he has a good visit. Williams' Top 3 consists of Louisville, West Virginia and NC State.
Julius Forte, a three-star defensive end from Gulfport (FL) Boca Ciega, plans to visit. Forte, ranked the No. 51 DE prospect nationally, could be the edge rusher Louisville needs in this recruiting class. He recorded 50 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior and is also considering NC State, Purdue and Ole Miss. Forte has already made official visits to Purdue and NC State.
Louisville will also host a pair of two-star wide receivers – Timothy Smith and Marcus McNeal. Smith, who runs a 4.34 forty, is ranked the No. 151 WR prospect nationally. He hails from Chesapeake (VA) Oscar Smith and is a friend of Mike Privott's. Smith's three leaders consist of Louisville, West Virginia and Virginia.
McNeal, from Lakewood, Fla., is rated the No. 161 wide receiver nationally. McNeal, whose sister resides in Louisville, lists the Cardinals in his top four along with Iowa State, West Virginia and Ole Miss. He runs a 4.34 forty and is a two-star prospect by Scout.com.