Stout giving Louisville strong consideration

Hunter Stout, a two-star offensive lineman from Tampa (FL) Wharton, gave his visit to Louisville strong marks. With one more visit to take before he makes a decision, Stout,'s No. 103-rated OG, appears to be giving the Cardinals strong consideration.

"It was a blast," Hunter Stout said. "My trip to Louisville was a ‘10.' Louisville definitely had the best facilities of any school that I've been too and the campus atmosphere is better than any other school I've visited. I went to the basketball game and saw Louisville beat the No. 1 team. That was great."

Redshirt freshman center Mario Benavides was Stout's host during his visit to Louisville. Stout also spent a lot of time talking with Louisville assistant Brent Myers, the Cards o-line coach.

"Me and coach Myers really got along," said Stout. "I really like his coaching style and the way he treats his players and gets them ready for the NFL and to play in the Big East. Coach Myers said I could play anywhere on the line. He said I could play tackle, center or guard with my athleticism and size. I'd prefer to play guard."

Stout visited Western Kentucky and Florida Atlantic before his trip to Louisville over the weekend. Stout will visit Auburn this weekend. He's hoping the Tigers extend an offer during his visit.

"They're saying I should know this weekend if I have an offer," Stout said. "My interest in Auburn is based on tradition. I was actually thinking about visiting Colorado but the offensive line coach at Colorado just got hired at Auburn."

While the 6-foo-4, 270-pound Stout enjoyed his visit to Louisville, he's playing things close to his vest and didn't want to name favorites.

"I haven't really narrowed it down yet," Stout said. "I've got one more visit to Auburn this weekend. I think after that trip I'm going to narrow it down to a couple schools and make a decision. As of now that will be my final trip. I'll definitely announce my decision next week."

Stout will consider two big factors when he sits down to make his decision.

"The first thing is coaches, then facilities and having the tools in place to accomplish what I want and become great, which is my goal," Stout said.

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