Salmon plans on UofL after junior college

Randy Salmon signed with Louisville in 2008 out of Stockbridge, Ga., but didn't qualify academically to play for the Cardinals. Now attending Hutchinson (KS) C.C., Salmon, a 6-3, 290-pound defensive tackle, is busy preparing himself to play for Louisville next year.

Randy Salmon plans to attend Louisville after graduating from Hutchinson (KS) Community College next December. A 2008 Louisville signee, Salmon redshirted last season at Hutchinson and is on target to graduate this December. Louisville defensive coordinator Brent Guy recently travelled to Kansas to meet with the future Cardinal defensive lineman.

"Everything is going good. I had a real good spring ball," Salmon said. "Coach Guy came and talked to me (Monday). He told me I could come in and play for them next year. I think he's going to do a nice job. He's got a lot of experience. I'm real eager to get up there and start playing."

After his first spring practice at Hutchinson, Salmon is projected as a starting defensive tackle next season. Since arriving in junior college, Salmon has slimmed down and gotten stronger and faster. Salmon says his weight-room numbers are up and his forty times are down. Both good things for the future Louisville defensive tackle.

"If I'm not the strongest guy in the weight room I'm one of the strongest," Salmon said. "I've gotten faster and I'm bench pressing 370. Before (junior college) I ran a five-flat (forty). Now I run a 4.8. I did real well during spring ball and made a lot of plays. I had three or four tackles, two sacks and a batted ball in the spring game."

Salmon said he plans to take an official visit to Louisville on September 5 for the Cardinals game against Indiana State. Salmon will have three years to play two at Louisville.

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