Prospects visit Louisville's spring game

Several prospects were in attendance at PJCS Friday night for Louisville's spring game, including two top local standouts. has the scoop.

After striking out last season on local recruits, Louisville had to be encouraged that two of the city's best prospects were sitting front row to see the Cardinals spring game. That's right, Central H.S. stars Tim Patterson and Stephan Robinson were on hand at PJCS Friday night.

Patterson, a four-star prospect, had on a Louisville sweatshirt. The 6-4, 205-pound Patterson is rated the No. 24 DE by but could also play linebacker in college. He's being heavily recruited by Louisville, Kentucky and Purdue.

Central star Tim Patterson.

Robinson, a three-star prospect, was a key member of Central's 3-A state championship team. He's ranked the No. 65 WR in the nation and possesses enough speed to be an effective downfield threat. Robinson has offers from Louisville, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.

Central H.S. RB/QB Diaz Bolden also attended Louisville's spring game. Bolden is listed at 5'10, 140.

Derek Hart, a 6-4, 195-pound quarterback from Indianapolis (IN) Warren Central, made his second visit to UofL this spring. Hart is still waiting for his first offer but is receiving interest from Louisville, Michigan State, Purdue and Nebraska. Hart threw for 1,304 yards and 19 touchdowns last season.

Michael Gegner, 6-4, 261-pound offensive lineman and teammate of Hart's, was also in attendance.

Josh Tate, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound running back from Brentwood (TN) Academy, was another front row guest. Tate possesses 4.5 speed and rushed for 123 yards in the state championship game. Tate rushed for 1,062 yards as a junior, averaging 6.3 yards per carry.

Louisville Seneca 2011 standout DaMarcus Smith was also in attendance. Smith is perhaps the state's best sophomore after throwing for 3,470 yards and 36 touchdowns last year. Two of Smith's teammates - OL Andrew Toebbe and DL Andre Hearn also were on hand Friday night.

Cardinal Authority Top Stories