UofL offers Cavazos; DB plans to wait

Jerry Cavazos was thinking about committing to Louisville if the Cardinals made him a firm offer. Tuesday, Steve Kragthorpe called the Mission, Texas cornerback and made him that offer.

Jerry Cavazos sent Louisville his game film last week and hoped the Cardinals would call back with a firm scholarship offer – an offer he was seriously considering accepting on the spot.

After reviewing his senior film, the Cardinals called back earlier this week and made Cavazos the offer he was hoping for. Cavazos, though, has decided to hold off on a commitment.

"We got a call from Coach Kragthorpe on Tuesday, and he officially offered (Jerry) a scholarship," said Jerry Cavazos father, C.J. Cavazos. "Jerry said he just wants to wait. I thought he would say yes but Texas Tech and Texas A&M came into the picture on Monday. They called the school and got film and talked to him Monday night. I think that's what made him wait."

Neither Texas Tech or Texas A&M have offered Cavazos – yet. While those two programs could offer the 5'10, 170 pound defensive back in the near future, Cavazos still puts Louisville on top of his list.

"Jerry's a loyal guy. He knows Louisville's been there from the beginning," Cavazos said. "Louisville is still number one. He loves Louisville. He was yelling like a fan watching their game against Kentucky."

"Coach Kragthorpe said he's got a scholarship to the University of Louisville but they want to make sure (Jerry) wants to be there," Cavazos added. "He said to take visits but when ever he's ready to become a Louisville Cardinal the offer will be there. That impressed us a lot."

Cavozos said his son plans to visit Louisville, though no firm date has been finalized.

"We're going to look at the schedule and call next week," Cavazos said. "I don't know if Jerry wants to go during the season or after the season. I think he wants to wait until after the season because it's better and he'll have more time to visit."

Cavazos had off-season knee surgery but has returned strong for his senior season.

"They say he's going to be a great corner in college," said Cavazos. "He's very physical and he plays the ball. There are fast, 4.3, cover guys but Jerry has a knack for playing the ball. They love the way he tackles and goes through the ball because he causes a lot of fumbles. He closes very fast to the ball and goes through the ball. So that's what they like about him."


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