Three-star OL signing late with Louisville?

South Florida's loss is Louisville's gain. Kamran Joyer, a three-star offensive lineman, recently received a release from USF and will visit UofL this week. Will the 6-foot-3, 295-pound Joyer be another late 2009 signee for the Cardinals? Joyer spoke with about the situation…

Kamran Joyer, a three-star offensive lineman from Wesley Chapel (FL), was set to attend USF in the fall. The top 2009 prospect signed with the Bulls last February and thought he'd done everything necessary to enroll at USF next month.

Joyer, who has been cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse, ran into some admission problems at USF over four ‘online' courses that he took to meet NCAA core course requirements. When things didn't work out for Joyer in Tampa, the 6-foot-3, 295-pound center asked for and received a release from his scholarship late last month.

That's when Joyer got in contact with Louisville. Wednesday morning, Joyer boarded a plane to visit with the Cardinals. Joyer will spend a couple days checking out UofL and told minutes before leaving Florida that he intends to sign with the Cards today.

"They just had a center (Eric Wood) drafted in the first round and I think their coaching staff can teach me everything I need to know," Joyer said. "They have a great campus and school and I plan on signing with Louisville today."

While he ran into some admission issues at USF, Joyer said the Louisville coaches told him that his "academics should be fine."

If something falls through unexpectedly at Louisville, Joyer does have a back-up plan – Rutgers. Joyer has a tentative visit scheduled with the Scarlet Knights this Friday but won't make that visit if things go as planned at Louisville.

"I'm pretty sure that Louisville's the place but I have got Rutgers on the list just in case," Joyer said.

Joyer was rated the No. 49 offensive guard prospect in the nation. He also had offers from Tennessee, South Carolina and Illinois.

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