Woodley talks with Strong about his future

Luke Woodley spoke with new Louisville coach Charlie Strong recently. While the standout quarterback from Dallas (TX) Highland Park isn't ready to finalize his college decision he does have a pretty good idea where he'll end up.

Luke Woodley had a good conversation with Charlie Strong this weekend. Louisville's coach let the talented quarterback know that he's still a wanted man for the Cardinals.

"It went well, it was a pretty brief conversation because of all that stuff he's got going on," Woodley said. "I asked him a few questions regarding the offense to make sure it was still somewhere that I wanted to go. He seemed real confident about the upcoming years and I got a really good feeling about him, especially coming from a championship team. He just seems like a really good coach that you can get along with."

Does Woodley still believe Louisville would be a good fit after talking with Strong?

"It was actually what I was looking for," Woodley said. "It's a little like what we do here and some new stuff. He said we're going to run the ball, pass the ball and be physical. He said, 'We're going to throw the ball, believe me.' It sounded to me like he wants to be kind of a pro-style offense – more of a west coast style. I think it will be real good."

Though Woodley still plans to attend Louisville he still wants to know more about Strong's offensive coordinator before he finalizes his decision.

"I'm pretty sure I'm coming to Louisville I've just got to wait and see who the offensive coordinator is going to be," said Woodley. "I'm sure they'll make a good hire on that and I'd like to meet him before I [sign] just to make sure we get along. I think it will work out."

Strong didn't tell Woodley who he had in mind as offensive coordinator. Two names – Jacksonville University head coach Kerwin Bell and former UNLV head coach Mike Sanford – have been mentioned as possible candidates for the job. Bell is a former Florida quarterback and Sanford was Urban Meyer's OC at Utah.

"He couldn't say names because of confidentiality but he said it's going to be a guy that throws the ball," Woodley said. "And he said, 'We're going to score some points here.' So I'm confident in his decision."

Woodley had planned to graduate from Highland Park HS this month and enroll at Louisville in January in order to participate in spring practice. Is that still his plan?

"That's still what I'm working on right now," Woodley said. "I feel committed but at the same time it kind of depends on the offensive coordinator and the only problem would be if we didn't get along. I'd say it's 99 percent. I'm sure their going to hire a good offensive coordinator. I just want to make sure I make a good decision."


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