Louisville offers three-star linebacker

Three years ago, Louisville landed Darius Ashley, Greg Scruggs and Stephon Ball from Cincinnati prep power St. Xavier. Now, Charlie Strong's Cardinals are in pursuit of another St. Xavier standout – three-star linebacker Sean Duggan.

Three years ago, Louisville landed Darius Ashley, Greg Scruggs and Stephon Ball from Cincinnati prep power St. Xavier. Now, Charlie Strong's Cardinals are in pursuit of another St. Xavier standout – three-star linebacker Sean Duggan.

Louisville assistant Ron Dugans recently paid a visit to Duggan at his school and made the 6-foot-4, 220-pound linebacker an offer.

"I met Coach [Ron] Dugans at school and we had a real brief conversation and he said they were interested in me," Duggan said. "I was told to call them a couple days later and they wanted to offer me a scholarship. I'm pretty excited about it. I know some people down at Louisville because three of our guys are down there. I knew Greg pretty well, but I didn't know Darius or Stephon real well.. And Coach Strong is a great coach. So I'm pretty excited about it."

Duggan, who now holds 16 offers and made 31 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions as a junior, said he hopes to visit Louisville sometime this summer.

"They [Louisville] said they liked my length and athleticism and they felt I had a lot of potential," Duggan said. "They said I had a chance to play early and thought I'd be a great fit in the program."

With his recruitment heating up this spring, Duggan hit the road to visit several of the program who have offered him scholarships. "It's been a pretty crazy spring with recruiting," Duggan said. "I visited Duke, Boston College and UC because it's ten minutes from my house. I went to junior days at Kentucky and Purdue. And I visited North Carolina and went to the Notre Dame spring game."

Two programs currently stand out on Duggans list.

"I like Boston College a lot because I visited there and felt really comfortable with the whole Jesuit thing coming from St. X," Duggan said. "And I like Wisconsin. I know a couple guys on that team and I think I'm going to visit there sometime early this summer. After that it's kind of a toss up."

Duggan says he knows what he's looking for in a college. "For me, one of the biggest things is academics," said Duggan. "After that I'd say campus life style and then if I get along with the coaches and players that I will spend my time with."


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