Forte gives Louisville visit good marks

Julius Forte, a three-star defensive end from Gulport, Florida, enjoyed his visit to Louisville. With three visits down, the 6-foot-3, 240-pound standout is getting closer to the finish line.

"It was good – I give the visit about an 8," Julius Forte said. "I liked the coaches – Coach English and Coach Delgado - and I liked the players. Louisville is mostly talking about me playing rush end and providing a speed rush. They said they're kind of thin at that spot and if I were to commit it would help a lot."

Forte was one of several prospects who made official visit to Louisville over the weekend. Forte had a chance to meet the players and coaches and got to see the Cardinals play Middle Tennessee in front of a homecoming crowd at PJCS.

"The stadium was full and as far as the game Middle Tennessee jumped out on them 14-0 and for them (Louisville) to come back and beat them by so much that shows a lot for the team," Forte said.

How big a factor will the chance for early playing time be in Forte's decision? "Not real (big)," Forte said. "I feel like any team that I commit to I'm going to get what I give. If I work hard and give it my all I'm going to get the playing time that I deserve, whether it's a lot or a little playing time."

With three visits down and possibly two more on the horizon, Forte isn't ready to make a decision at this pont. "I'm really going to start to narrow it down after all five visits," Forte said. "I've got two more left to take. I know I'm going to Ole Miss next week. I'm not sure about the last one."

Prior to his visit to Louisville, Forte made visits to NC State and Purdue. How did Louisville compare to those schools? "They compared well," Forte said. "As far as the other visits each school has something different to offer. They all share strong points in what they do with their defense and how they put players in the NFL but there was something special about each school."

What was special about Louisville? "The coaching staff and player camaraderie," Forte said. "You've got to have that around you because without camaraderie you can't win."

Forte didn't name a leader in his recruitment when asked. "I'm taking all the schools under equal consideration," Forte said.

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