Foose returns from Louisville

Dan Foose, a three-star offensive lineman from New Jersey, returned from his official visit to Louisville with a favorable impression of Charlie Strong and the Cardinals. Foose is planning to make one more visit to Virginia before making a decision.

Danny Foose, the 6-foot-6, 315-pound three-star offensive tackle from Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, N.J., just returned from an official visit to Louisville (Jan. 8).

"It went well," Foose said. "The new coaches are awesome. It was great getting to know them all."

What does Foose think of new Cardinals head coach Charlie Strong? "I really like coach Strong," he said. "He seems ready to go and ready to win. He had everyone real fired up and excited. You can tell things are going to be different there."

His player host was senior offensive guard Josh Bryom. "It was real cool getting to know the players and hanging out with them," he said.

"I liked the town too," he said. "It's a great environment and very good atmosphere. We went to the basketball game and that was pretty crazy. I can imagine what a football game would be like."

Foose, ranked as the No. 57 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, already visited Illinois on Oct. 3 and UCF on Dec. 12. He says he may still visit Virginia as well.

"I had an in-home visit from (Virginia assistant) coach Vincent Brown," he said. "He's young and real passionate. We're working on setting up an official visit."

He says he also had a visit from Virginia's assistant coach Bob Price last week.

"Virginia's old staff originally recruited me," he said. "And then I got the offer from the new coaches earlier this month. I really like Virginia. It's a very good school that has a great education."

Foose says he's also had in-home visits from Central Florida and Illinois last week as well.

"Illinois (offensive line) coach Joe Gilbert was here last week," he said. "He's a great coach and he told me how much they want a guy like me. Everybody really respects him and it sounds like he can help me get to the next level."

One school where Foose feels he can play early at is Central Florida. "That visit was a lot of fun," he said. "It's a great place and I really like their academics.

"They need help on the line and said it's up to me how early I play," he said about the Golden Knights.

He still denies a leader and doesn't plan on making a decision until the end of January.

Foose previously listed Rutgers and Boston College in his top five, but admits the Scarlet Knights and Eagles are no longer recruiting him.

"I want to have a great position coach and strength coach," he said. "I also want to go where they have good academics and where I just get a good feeling about them."

Foose plans on majoring in business and reports a 3.5 core GPA and a 1700 SAT.


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