Visit strengthens UofL's position with Dukes

Chris Dukes, a three-star cornerback from Cincinnati, arrived for his visit to Louisville last weekend thinking he might commit to the Cardinals. Dukes, who brought his mother, and high school teammate Tyler Williams along for the visit, didn't make a decision but enjoyed his first game at PJCS.

Chris Dukes, a three-star cornerback from Cincinnati, arrived for his visit to Louisville last weekend thinking he might commit to the Cardinals. Dukes, who brought his mother, and high school teammate Tyler Williams along for the visit, didn't make a decision but enjoyed his first game at PJCS.

"I liked Louisville," Dukes said. "I really enjoyed myself. I really liked how their fans greeted their players when they were walking into the stadium. The fans really got into the game. My mom liked it. She liked it a lot. She likes the opportunity to play early and it's not too far away from home."

Though Dukes didn't have an opportunity to speak with the Louisville coaches after their game against Kentucky, he did speak with one of the Cardinals top commits, Seneca quarterback DaMarcus Smith.

"I didn't get a chance to talk to the coaches," Dukes said. "I talked to DaMarcus Smith. He asked me how I liked it there so far and that's pretty much all we talked about."

Dukes told InsideTheVille.com before his visit that the Cardinals were the leader in his recruitment and the visit did nothing to change the order at the top of his list. "It's still pretty much the same as far as [Louisville] being the leader right now," said Dukes, adding that the visit strengthened Louisville's position atop his list.

Besides being close to home, Dukes thinks he can play early at Louisville and help improve the Cardinals secondary.

"One of my main goals going down there was to see the DB situation," Dukes said. "They really do need help at the defensive back position and that could be a pretty big reason why I would choose to go there.

"I think I can help because of my physicality. I like the way they use their corners in man coverage."

For now, Dukes says he'll allow the recruiting process to play out a little longer before he makes a decision about his future. "I think I'm going to take my official [visits] first and then I'll make my decision," said Dukes, who is thinking about visiting Pittsburgh, Boston College, Louisville and Colorado.


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