Louisville leads for talented junior fullback

Louisville's late pickup of Tampa lineman Kamran Joyer could play big dividends for the Cardinals with Joyer's younger brother, Hunter Joyer, a talented junior fullback from Tampa (FL) Catholic. Joyer recently picked up an offer from the Cardinals and is seriously considering joining his older brother at Louisville.

Louisville appears in great shape with Hunter Joyer, a 6'0, 245 pound junior fullback from Tampa (FL) Catholic and the brother of Cardinal freshman offensive lineman Kamran Joyer.

"Louisville's the number one choice right now," Jack Joyer said.

Joyer, who received an offer from Louisville earlier this month, made a recent visit to Florida. He's also got visits planned this fall to Florida State and Notre Dame.

"He went to Florida last week for an unofficial visit. It went good," Joyer said. "He's going to Florida State soon and to Notre Dame for the USC game. Those are both unofficial visits."

Joyer holds offers from the Cardinals and South Florida. He also held an offer from Tennessee when Phil Fulmer was the coach in Knoxville. "We're not interested in Tennessee or USF," said Joyer.

Joyer rushed for 1,650 yards and 26 touchdowns his first two seasons. He transferred to Tampa Catholic for his junior season where he will also play baseball and compete in weightlifting and track and field.

"His main ones right now are Louisville, Notre Dame, Florida, Alabama and FSU," Joyer said. "He's a fullback, a running back and a linebacker. His team is 2-0 and ranked second or third in state. He had 15 carries for 85 yards the last game against Ocala Christian."

Joyer said his son will make a visit to Louisville for the Cardinals game against Southern Miss October 10. "That's his bye-week," Joyer said. "He likes that they use the fullback a lot because he'll probably just be a fullback at the next level. He ran a 4.67 laser forty at Nike in Orlando."

Depending on how things progress this fall, Louisville could pick up a big 2011 commitment after the season.

"We'd like to decide after the season," Joyer said. "Louisville is up top. The main thing is he wants to play with Kamran."

Joyer said the plan for his son is to redshirt this season unless he's absolutely needed on the offensive line. Steve Kragthorpe prasied Joyer during fall camp and the 6'3, 285 pound freshman seems to have a bright future for the Cardinals.

"He loves it up there," Joyer said. "He's having a good time. He's still learning the playbook because he got there late."

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