Football Hot Board (New Offers - Part Three)

Steve Kragthorpe and staff have been busy tending to recruiting duties this spring. The Cardinals have extended a bunch of scholarship offers in recent weeks and InsideTheVille.com breaks down some of the latest in Part Three of the Football Recruiting Hot Board.

RB Demont Buice, 6-2, 215, Gadsden (AL) Gaston
Bio: A first-team All-State selection as a junior, Buice was the 1A Back of the Year after rushing for 1,650 yards and 25 touchdowns. Buice rushed for more than 2,250 yards as a sophomore.
Offers: Louisville, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Tennessee.
Other schools interested: Alabama, Auburn and LSU.
Buice says: "All the schools that have offered are recruiting me as a running back. Ole Miss is my overall favorite. They were my first offer. I am liking Tennessee a lot. I would say LSU is third on my list."
LB Doug Rigg, 6-1, 215, Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic
Bio: Rigg made 65 tackles and registered seven sacks on defense as a junior. He also rushed for more than 500 yards and nine touchdowns.
Offers: Louisville, Iowa, Maryland, Rutgers, West Virginia, Wisconsin.
Rigg says: "Rutgers and Iowa are my favorites and I'm not just saying that because they are two of the schools that offered. It wouldn't matter if I had a bunch of other offers as well. I love those two schools."
DB Zachary Dunston, 6-1, 195, Virginia Beach (VA) Green Run
Bio: A physical safety prospect with 4.6 speed in the 40-yard dash, Dunston has Louisville at the top of his current list of favorites.
Offers: Louisville.
Other schools interested: Maryland, Michigan State, Virginia, West Virginia, Virginia Tech.
Dunston says: "Louisville is definitely on top now. Now that they have offered I will definitely be going to check them out. I could see myself playing there for sure. I have heard nothing but good things from other guys I know who have either camped there or went to check out the school for basketball or whatever. The school has plenty of students and a big campus which is what I am looking for."
OL Terrence Swift, 6-5, 315, Fairfield (AL)
Bio: A monster offensive tackle prospect, Louisville was first to offer Swift. Swift is getting lots of interest from Conference USA and SEC programs this spring.
Offers: Louisville.
Other schools interested: Auburn, Mississippi State, Arkansas State, Southern Miss and UAB.
Swift says: "Right now I would say my favorites are Auburn and Louisville. I have Louisville up there because they offered me. I felt really good about the offer. They said they liked my film. Coach [Brent] Guy is the one that is recruiting me. Louisville is a nice school. I know they have good academics and a good athletic program. I plan on going up there for a visit in the summer."
DT Dominque Jones, 6-1, 285, Oklahoma City (OK) Midwest City
Bio: Jones is a hot prospect. Over the last couple of weeks, Midwest City coaches have seen colleges from across the country come in to inquire about their 6-1, 285-pound run stuffing defensive lineman.
Offers: Louisville, Arizona, Kansas, Kansas State, Tulsa.
Other schools interested: Oklahoma, Clemson and Oklahoma State.
Jones says: "I talked with the (UofL) coach and he wants me to come down for camp so I can learn more about the program because I don't know a lot about them. Being from Oklahoma, you don't hear a lot about Louisville but when I get stuff in the mail I read it and they seem like a place that I would like to learn more about."
QB Clint Trickett, 6-1, 160, Tallahassee (FL) North Florida
Bio: Trickett threw for 2,400 yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior. He added 400 yards and five scores on the ground earning FSWA First Team All-State.
Offers: Louisville, Arkansas, Tulsa, Western Michigan, Central Michigan and Western Kentucky.
Other schools showing interest: Tennessee, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Auburn, South Carolina and Wake Forest.
Trickett says: "Right now I would say that Arkansas and Louisville would have a slight edge being BCS schools. The opportunity to win a national championship is something that is very important to me."

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