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.
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.