Cards offer Ohio teammates; Duo plan visit

Louisville is sending out a lot of scholarship offers this spring to football prospects all across the country. The Cardinals recently offered Orrville (OH) teammates Chase Hoobler and Sam Miller and the talented prospects are planning to visit Louisville soon.

Chase Hoobler, a 6-3, 220-pound linebacker/tight end, racked up 129 tackles as a junior and a 122 as sophomore. Besides an offer from Louisville, Hoobler also has offers from Akron and Indiana. Louisville offered Hoobler two weeks ago as a linebacker and Cardinals assistant Larry Slade checked in on Hoobler and Miller last week in Orrville.

"He's got a lot of the Big 10 schools looking at him, Michigan State, Northwestern..Pittsburgh's coming in to look at him," Orrville coach Doug Davault said. "He's a good student with a 3.5 GPA and 23 ACT."

Besides starring on defense, Hoobler also plays offense.

Chase Hoobler

"He also plays tight end," Davault said. "He's a real good football player. He runs about a 4.7 forty and benches around 300-pounds. He's one of the hardest workers on the team."

Chase's brother, Chad, played linebacker at Ohio State before an injury ended his career.

"What sets Chase apart is his football instincts," said Davault. "He's got great instincts. He plays MIKE linebacker for us and just gets to the football and gets there in a hurry and finishes plays."

Sam Miller, 6-0, 180-pound safety/wide receiver, runs a 4.5 forty. He caught 38 passes as junior, averaging 15 yards per reception with five touchdowns. As a free safety, Miller recorded 60 tackles and six interceptions. A standout track athlete, Miller runs a 14.5 110-meter high hurdles and long jumps 21 feet. Army, Northwestern, plus MAC and IVY league programs are showing interest. Miller is also a student in the classroom with 3.5 GPA and 27 ACT.

"He's a safety and wide out for us," Davault said. "He's a really good athlete."

Davault said Hoobler and Miller plan to visit Louisville next month to check out the Cardinals program.

"Chase and Sam are planning a visit to Louisville," Davault said. "They're trying to set up a time. Sam is a track athlete and is one of the best hurdlers in the state so they're trying to work it around his schedule and when the coaches will be there. So they're still in the process of determining when the visit will be."

Davault said both players were excited about Louisville's recent scholarship offer.

"Sam was excited about the offer," Davault said. "They haven't visited yet but it's possible they could make a decision when they come back from their visit. Chase is more likely to hang on because of all the different offers that are coming in. Both of them want to see what the offers are, although when Louisville's offer came in they were both very excited."

What do Hoobler and Miller like about the situation at UofL?

"I think they were (excited) about the program itself," Davault said. "Louisville had gained a reputation of being a pretty solid football team. I think what they saw was a potential BCS team and I think they like that area of the country."

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