Louisville interested in talented NC trio

Louisville coach Antonio Goss recently travelled to Norwood (NC) South Stanly to check out a trio of talented prospects. Are the Cardinals getting close to offering QB Desmond Brown, S Detric Allen and DE Justin Taylor?

Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino has offered a trio of standouts from South Stanly HS in Norwood, North Carolina – QB Desmond Brown, DB Detric Allen and DE Justin Taylor. Louisville might follow the Razorbacks lead this summer.

"Louisville hasn't really officially offered them," South Stanly coach Luke Little said. "They say they're going to offer but I haven't heard anything official from them. (UofL assistant coach) Antonio Goss came through here last week and told me they were going to offer them and wanted to get them on campus – that sort of deal."

Brown, a 6-3, 190-pound quarterback, currently holds offers from ECU and ECU. Those two schools have told him he can play quarterback in college. NC State and Clemson have Brown on their recruiting board. And Georgia Tech, where Brown will camp this summer, could eventually be the team to beat.

Detric Allen

"Desmond Brown is a dual-threat quarterback," Little said of Brown, who threw for 900 yards and ran for 550 as a junior. "The guy from Louisville said they would offer right now if he'd be willing to play other positions but he's set on playing quarterback. The schools that have offered have told him he can play quarterback. Georgia Tech is his favorite right now. They really like him and he's going to their camp this summer."

Allen, a 6-0, 180-pound defensive back, has offers from Duke, Wake Forest, ECU and Arkansas. Allen, who shared quarterback duty with Brown last season, recorded three picks on defense. He plans to attend Duke and Wake Forest's camp, plus two others. "He really likes those two (programs)," Little said. "A lot of other schools are interested and have been to practice. He's a corner/safety."

Taylor is an interesting prospect. He's only played one year of football but he's athletic and 6-4, 220-pounds. Taylor, who plays tight end and defensive end, has an offer from Arkansas. Ole Miss plans to stop by his school to get a closer look this week. A lot of other schools are calling to ask questions about Taylor.

"I just sent his film out last week and got a bunch of calls on him," coach said. "He didn't play football until last year so he's only got one year of experience. A lot of (schools) got pretty excited after watching his film."

Little said all three of his players are interested in being recruited by Louisville.

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