Louisville stands out for Rancifer

Louisville has strong connections to Demarius Rancifer, a 6-2, 210-pound linebacker from Pensacola (FL) Catholic. The Cardinals sent an offer last week to Rancifer, whose uncle is a member of Charlie Strong's staff.

Louisville recently sent an offer to Demarius Rancifer, a promising linebacker prospect from Pensacola Catholic. Shorty after receiving the offer last week, Rancifer spoke with Louisville head coach Charlie Strong about the Cardinals.

"I'm excited about the Louisville offer," Rancifer said. "I talked to Coach Strong last week. He's looking forward to me coming up there for a visit to see the campus."

Louisville has a pretty strong connection with Rancifer as his uncle, Pat Moorer, is the strength and conditioning director on Strong's coaching staff.

"My uncle is the strength and conditioning coordinating there so I kind of looked into it when he went there," Rancifer said. "I want to go up there for a visit. He told me they have a nice family up there. He told me I would feel like I was at home there."

Despite his uncle working for Louisville, Rancifer says that fact alone won't influence his college choice. "The decision is up to me," said Rancifer. "I think Louisville has a pretty good school but my uncle really doesn't have much to do with it."

Rancifer also has offers from South Alabama and Clemson. He plans to visit both of those programs this spring. "Louisville is standing out the most," Rancifer said. "I want to visit Clemson but Louisville is showing the most interest now."

A decision could come in the next few months from Rancifer, who hopes to make it before the start of his senior high school season. "I'm looking for good academic help and a good family atmosphere," Rancifer said.

As a junior, Rancifer recorded 114 tackles, 26 for loss, seven sacks, two interceptions. "I'm a good pass rusher and can drop in coverage real good," Rancifer said. "I'm going to work on my speed mostly. I run a 4.9 [forty]. I've got to get faster."

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