Redding mulling over options

Atlanta (GA) Whitefield Academy defensive end Kris Redding has a big decision to make. A soft commit to Louisville, Redding, 6-4, 235-pounds, is also considering Wake Forest after visiting the Winston-Salem, NC school last weekend. Redding will make the call between the two programs later this week.

"It's down to couple schools for him, obviously Louisville and Wake Forest," Whitefield coach Jimmie Fields said. "(And) Clemson is not off the table right now. He's probably not going to visit there but that could change. It's still in question."

While a visit to Clemson this weekend isn't out of the question, Louisville and Wake Forest are the two programs to watch. Redding visited Louisville in December and verbally committed to the Cardinals during that visit. Since making that commitment, though, Kris Redding has entertained other options and made an official visit to Wake Forest last weekend.

"He feels real good about Louisville and had a really good visit to Wake Forest," Fields said. "He and his family are just kind of mulling it over. He's not going to wait until next Wednesday. He's not going to pull out a hat next Wednesday morning. He'll probably make his decision by the weekend."

Fields said Redding had a great visit to Wake Forest.

"He was very impressed – ACC school, great school and tradition, the coaching staff has been in place and Grobe has been able to win consistently," said Fields. "He liked the people there just like he does at Louisville. That's what makes the young man's decision so hard right now."

Since making his commitment to Louisville, Steve Kragthorpe's coaching staff on defense has undergone major changes. Despite those changes, Fields doesn't expect that to factor much into Redding's final decision.

"I don't think the coaching changes there have been negative with Kris," Fields said. "Greg Nord and the head coach there have done a great job of building that relationship with him. He still feels good about Louisville. But he also feels really good about Wake Forest."

Decision time is nearing for the two-star defender.

"(On) Friday he and his family will have a decision," Fields said.

Fields wouldn't speculate on which way Redding might be leaning.

"It kind of like the weather," Fields said. "Both are really good schools. Louisville did a great job getting on Kris early but Wake Forest is a very impressive school and they have an excellent staff that has done a great job also building a relationship the last few weeks."

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