Robinson closing in on a decision?

Stephan Robinson wants to stay close to home for college and be a hometown hero. This weekend, the 5-9, 165 pound wide receiver from Central High will make an official visit to Louisville and could pull the trigger on a commitment.

Stephan Robinson appears intent on staying home for college and playing for the hometown Cardinals. The three-star prospect will make an official visit to Louisville this weekend and could give a verbal commitment to play for the Cardinals next season.

"He's going to make an official visit this weekend and he might commit during the visit or early next week," said Central High coach Ty Scroggins. "He wants to be one of the local heroes and we have talked about to build Louisville back up they've got to have local kids. And he's got an opportunity to be a local kid on his home team and try to bring some life back into the program and the enthusiasm and spirit back like we used to have."

Scroggins, a former Louisville player in the 1990's, said Stephan understands that the Cardinals could be facing a coaching change at season's end. Louisville assistant Larry Slade has been recruiting both Robinson and three-star Central HS linebacker Tim Patterson and has kept both players apprised of the situation.

"We would hope Coach Kragthorpe gets it turned around and he's the coach but if not we want to see whose going to be the next head man in charge," he said. "Coach [Larry] Slade has always been upfront and honest with them."

Though his team started the season 1-5, Robinson had a solid game against St. Xavier two weeks ago, hauling in a 24 yard touchdown reception while totaling more than 100 yards.

"Stephan's become a much better leader for us and is running better routes this season," Scroggins said. "He's really running solid routes."

As for Patterson, the 6'4, 225 pound defensive end, made an official visit to Kentucky last weekend. Scroggins said his star lineman is concentrating on getting his academic status in better order and probably won't make any decisions about a college until after the season.

"He's a Louisville fans first and foremost and it really doesn't matter to him who the coach is because he loves the school and he loves being a Cardinal or would hope to be a Cardinal," said Scroggins. "I think he's looking more at where the program is and where the program is going."

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