South Carolina QB Olson visiting Louisville

Though Luke Woodley enrolled at Louisville this semester, the Cardinals are still looking for another quarterback. This weekend, Charlie Strong will host two quarterbacks – Georgia's Marcus Smith and Columbia, SC's David Olson. Olson, a new addition to UofL's visitor list, is an impressive-looking 6-3, 215-pound pro-style quarterback.

There's a new quarterback on Louisville's list – Columbia (SC) Irmo standout David Olson.

A strong-armed 6'3, 216-pound quarterback, Olson received a call from new Louisville quarterback coach Mike Groh (Groh's hiring is expected to officially be announced in the next few days, perhaps as early as this weekend) on Wednesday and set up a visit this weekend.


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"We got the call today from Mike Groh and David called him and we're going up to Louisville Friday," Bruce Olson said. "I've known Mike Groh since he was at Virginia and he was recruiting David as a junior. David is excited to go up to Louisville. I like Charlie [Strong]. He's a good guy. I think he's a good coach and I know Mike Groh is a good quarterback coach."

Louisville is thin at quarterback and offensive coordinator Mike Sanford is looking to restock the Cardinals cupboards. The Cardinals have only three scholarship quarterbacks on the roster and two of those – seniors Adam Froman and Justin Burke – will depart after this season. Freshman Luke Woodley from Highland Park, Texas enrolled at UofL this week and will participate during spring practice. Louisville also has a commitment from 2010 Virginia quarterback Mike Rocco.

"We're going to be gathering more information this weekend," Olson said.

Olson made his first visit to Princeton. After his Louisville visit this weekend, Olson will make an official visit to Stanford Jan. 29. He's also planning to make a visit next weekend.

"We saved Stanford for last," Olson said.

Olson is a talented quarterback with a strong arm and good legs outside the pocket. He threw for 16 touchdowns and one interception last season – his only season as a starting quarterback at Irmo. He also has solid football bloodlines. Bruce, his father, played quarterback at Minnesota, while his brother plays at Ohio State.

"He's a pro-style quarterback but he can run any offense," Olson said.

Olson is also an outstanding student and boasts a 4.8 GPA and scored a 31 on the ACT. He was elected team captain this year.


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