Four-star WR Boone raves about Louisville

Four-star wide receiver Kadron Boone was headed to Texas Tech until Mike Leach was fired. With Leach dismissed in Lubbock, Boone decided to take a few visits and consider other options. This weekend, the Ocala, Fla., star made an official visit to Louisville. Boone raved about his visit and spoke with InsideTheVille.com about Louisville.

Four-star wide receiver Kadron Boone was headed to Texas Tech until Mike Leach was fired. With Leach dismissed in Lubbock, Boone decided to take a few visits and consider other options. This weekend, the Ocala, Fla., star made an official visit to Louisville.

"I had a good time," Boone told InsideTheVille.com. "I sat down and talked with Coach Strong and the offensive coordinator (Mike Sanford). He presented the offense and my role and he gave me a little more input about Louisville that I didn't know. He [Strong] was just telling me about his goals and expectations for the school and to help me get to that next level. I had a good tour of the campus and had a great time."

Thin at wide receiver, Strong told Boone that he could me an immediate impact in Sanford's spread offense next season as a freshman.


"No disrespect to their receivers but Coach Strong told me he didn't have a lot of receivers. He said I could come in there and make an impact and that's one of the reasons he wanted to get me up for a visit," Boone said. "That's why he sat me down with the offensive coordinator and we just talked."

Boone spent a lot of time on his visit talking with Sanford about the offense he plans to implement at Louisville.

"I think he's a real great coach," Boone said. "I had a great time talking to him. He hit every question that I asked him about dead-on. He was honest and he told me about the game-plans and how he plans to run the offense. I really like him. He's a good guy."

After listening to Sanford describe his offensive system, Boone thinks he'd fit in well to Louisville's schemes.

"His offense is pretty much similar to what we run at my high school," Boone said. "It's a lot of the same formations. So I felt real comfortable because I understood what they're trying to achieve and how they're going about it."

Where does Louisville stand? Boone said Louisville is certainly a strong contender for his signature.

"They sit real high on my list," Boone said. "I've knew Coach Strong, Coach (Kenny) Carter and Coach (Vance) Bedford when they were at Florida. When I heard they went to Louisville I wanted to look into the situation because I was comfortable with those guys. I've been around them two years, I know a lot about them, I knew their expectations and how they love to win. So I knew the passion and motivation they bring to the table and that's the kind of coaches you want to be around.

"They're going to be making some noise in the Big East and throw a lot of different things at the defense. I really liked the game-plan the offensive coordinator had and I like what Coach Strong is doing. Louisville is very high right now with me."

Boone didn't say it but it appears Texas Tech is falling on his list while Louisville is on the rise.

"I'm going to take the rest of my visits," Boone said. "We know that Tuberville likes to run the ball. The way I feel right now is that anything can happen between now and signing day and Louisville is sitting real high. I like what I hear, I like what I see."

The Cardinals have stiff competition, though. Boone will visit LSU next weekend, followed by West Virginia and Georgia, where he'll visit the last weekend before national signing day. Louisville also plans to keep close tabs on Boone. Carter and Bedford will visit him at school soon and Strong is expected to make an in-home with Boone's family later this month.

"He (Strong) said he's coming down next week," said Boone. "Coach Carter and Bedford are probably going to come see me at school and swing by and talk to my parents and then Coach Strong is coming in to talk."


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