Cavazos waiting on Louisville

Mission (TX) Sharyland defensive back Jerry Cavazos attended Louisville's camp in July and has strong interest in the Cardinals. Cavazos, a 5'10, 170-pound cornerback, hopes to receive good news from Louisville this week and a commitment could be the result.

Louisville is watching Jerry Cavazos closely. The Cardinals want to see if the 5'10, 170 pound defensive back is fully recovered from off-season knee surgery before accepting a commitment. Cavazos recently sent Louisville some early season game film and is waiting to hear back from Steve Kragthorpe about the Cards intentions.

"He's waiting on them to let him know what they want to do," said Jerry Cavazos' father, C.J. "He likes Louisville a lot. He loves Louisville. He went there for camp and really enjoyed it. He had surgery with Dr. (James) Andrews and they wanted to evaluate him after the third game."

Cavazos played in his third game of the season last week after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a torn ACL last fall, and, according to his dad, has played well this season.

"It was probably the best game he's ever played in his life," Cavazos said. "He broke up passes, had interceptions, fumble recoveries, caused fumbles. He just did everything he had to do in that game."

After that game, Cavazos sent Louisville the film for further review.

"We sent Louisville a video last week and they wanted to see how he performed in the fourth quarter," said Cavazos. "They wanted to talk with the trainers at his school and see how he was doing after practice and before games. If anything this injury has gotten him better and stronger."

Cavazos thought Louisville would call back last week to possibly finalize a commitment but the Cardinals didn't. Cavazos said he expects to hear from Louisville soon if they want to move on a commitment.

"Coach Kragthorpe was supposed to call us Friday but I guess they got busy with Kentucky and we understood," Cavazos said. "I'm sure we'll hear from him early this week. Louisville is his top favorite but I wish they would hurry up because Ole Miss and Texas Tech are calling me and it's getting kind of crazy."

Cavazos said Texas Tech, Houston, Texas State and UTSA have offered his son scholarships, while Ole Miss has started showing interest.

"If you want me to be honest with you we're waiting on Louisville," Cavazos said. "I'm sure Coach Kragthorpe is going to call us this week and tell us something. He likes everything about Louisville and he watched their game yesterday (Kentucky)."

If Kragthorpe calls with a firm offer, Cavazos likely would commit on the spot to Louisville.

"I'm about 90 percent sure he would say yes," Cavazos said. "I don't know what they're going to do. Coach Kragthorpe is the one recruiting him and he has a good relationship with him. I coached at Dallas Carter high school and he recruited a very good wide receiver that I coached. I've known Steve a long time. He's a great guy."


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