Funderburk hopes for Louisville offer

Steve Funderburk is an underrated 6-3, 195-pound safety from Port Saint Lucie (FL) Treasure Coast. He possesses the size, speed and instincts to make an impact at the BCS-level. This weekend, Funderburk will be looking for an offer from Louisville when he visits.

Steve Funderburk, an unheralded but intriguing safety from Port St. Lucie, Fla., will make an official vsiti to Louisville this weekend, joining three-star teammate Deon Rogers.

"I'm excited about the visit," Funderburk said. "Louisville started recruiting me about a month ago. I really like Charlie Strong and the defense he runs. I know they are an up and coming team and I know they're going to be contenders. I want to be a part of that and be able to compete every year."

Louisville has not offered Funderburk a scholarship but he hopes the Cardinals extend one this weekend.

"They haven't said much but I'm hoping to talk about when I get up there," Funderburk said.

Funderburk possesses all the physical tools to develop into an outstanding player at the college level. He has the size, speed – he runs a 4.5 forty, and instincts to be a big-time defensive back. As a senior, Funderburk recorded 91 tackles, six interceptions and four forced fumbles.

"I'm a hard hitter and I can make big plays," said Funderburk. "I'm a big hit guy and I am easy to coach. I helped take our team to the third round of the playoffs and I made a lot of big plays. I led our team in tackles for the first six games but then Jeff Luc took over. But I kept up with him."

Funderburk has offers from FAU, Louisiana-Lafayette and Tulane. He made an official visit to Florida Atlantic last week. "It was good," Funderburk said. Funderburk said he might take an official visit to Mississippi State January 29th with teammate Deon Rogers. However, if Louisville offers a scholarship this weekend there's a strong chance he would commit on the spot to the Cardinals.

"There's a good chance I would commit," Funderburk said.

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