Biven looking forward to Louisville camp

Louisville commit Harris Bivin, rated among the nation's top dozen center prospects in the nation, is excited about participating in Louisville's football camp this weekend. InsideTheVille.com has the latest with the Owensboro (KY) Apollo standout.

It didn't take Owensboro Apollo's Harris Bivin long to make a college decision once he received a written scholarship offer from the University of Louisville. The 6'3, 305-pound center verbally committed to Cardinals head coach Steve Kragthorpe less than a month after receiving the envelope from the U of L football office.

"Louisville has always been my favorite because not only did they get on me first, but they've kept in contact with me the most throughout the process," Bivin told Scout.com moments after making his decision in late May. "I also grew up a Louisville fan which helps."

While watching the Cardinals compete on a national level played a role in his interest in the U of L program, his belief that a return to that level of play made the decision to follow through on his desire to wear the red and black a simple one.

"They've proven that they can win and I think these past couple years have been more of a fluke and that coach Kragthorpe has the team back on the rise," said the Scout.com three-star prospect. "Some of the other school's that were recruiting me probably aren't going to compete for their conference titles, but Louisville is going to compete for the Big East."

While Bivin has made his future plans known to the other program's that have expressed an interest, the recruiting never stops. Emails and requests to attend camps have recently been extended by Kentucky, Tennessee and Western Kentucky.

"I called and told them all that I committed, but they still want me to go to their camps," he said. "I talked to coach Kragthorpe about it and decided that I'm not going to go."

In addition to growing up with thoughts of becoming a Cardinal, Bivin explains that Louisville fit additional criteria that he was wanting.

"It's far enough to get away, but still close enough to go home," he said. "I also wanted to stay in-state, so Louisville is the place for me."

Since making his decision, Bivin has kept busy by staying focused on his future.

"You have to keep working and try to do something every day," Bivin told InsideTheVille.com about his off season workout. "Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday I work with weights and then on Tuesdays and Thursdays I run and do cardio work."

This weekend Bivin will put his talent on display in front of the Cardinals staff.

"I'll be at Louisville's camp this weekend," he said. "I'm in pretty good shape, so I think I'll do pretty good. I'm looking forward to it."


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