Three-star WR visits Louisville

Keith Sconiers made a visit to Louisville last week and the three-star Illinois wide receiver is getting closer to a decision. Prior to the visit, Sconiers listed Louisville and Minnesota atop his list. Did his trip to Louisville move the Cardinals into the lead?

Keith Sconiers is nearing the end of his recruitment and a visit to Louisville last week could help him make a decision.

"I got to tour the Louisville campus with Antonio Goss and Jeff Lewis," said Sconiers. "I liked Louisville a lot. I didn't know much about Louisville football but I liked it a lot. I thought their facilities were just as good as anyone's in the country. They have real good facilities. I liked them. I got to see the dorms and they were real nice too."

Louisville appears the
team to beat for
Keith Sconiers.

Sconiers visited Louisville early last week – a few days before the Cardinals opened fall camp. During his visit, the 6-2, 180-pound receiver heard good things about the Cardinals program from current and former Louisville players.

"I got to meet one of the receivers and a running back," Sconiers said. "They told me a lot of good things about the place and that they liked it there. I also talked to a wide receiver who played there last year and transferred from Notre Dame (Chris Vaughn). He told me how he thinks Louisville is just as good a program as Notre Dame."

One aspect that could play into Louisville's favor in Sconiers' recruitment is the opportunity for early playing time. The Cardinals will lose senior wide receivers Scott Long and Trent Guy after this season, while juniors Doug Beaumont and Troy Pascley have just two years of eligibility left.

"They said they graduate a lot of seniors and had some other wide receivers that changed positions," Sconiers said. "So they were talking about my chances to play early if I went there. But they weren't trying to rush me into a decision."

Minnesota and Louisville are the two programs vying for a commitment from the Oaklawn, Illinois standout. Sconiers plans to make official visits to both schools, likely in September, before making his decision.

"I'm focused on those two and I want to take official visits to both schools to see the game atmosphere and then I'll be able to make my decision," Sconiers said. "I've got to call Coach Goss and let him know when I'll be able to come down. And it's the same with Minnesota."

Sconiers told in June that he favored Minnesota but his recent visit to Louisville has given the Cardinals a slight edge heading into the fall.

"I'm pretty close (to a decision) and I'm ready to get it over with now," Sconiers said. "Louisville is kind of my (leader) because they're still fresh in my mind. Minnesota was still building when I was there so I didn't get to see the finished (facilities). So I'm going back to check that out to see how it looks finished."

Sconiers also visited Tennessee last week.

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