New Orleans O. Perry Walker linebacker Lyn Clark had been committed to Tulane University but was hearing from a few other schools.
And then, a few weeks ago Clark said he received a "surprise" call.
"It was a shocker," he said. "Louisville called and started talking to me and I said, ‘Why not.' Louisville is a great program and I knew about them.
"I remember watching them when Michael Bush and Brian Brohm were there, so I knew about the program they have at Louisville."
Now, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Clark is going to get a close-up view.
"I'm excited," he said. "I want to see how it is, talk to the coaches and spend some time with the players, see how the town is. It's a great opportunity."
Clark said he then expects to make a decision early next week with the Cardinals, Louisiana Tech and Tulane being his final three schools.
U of L coach Charlie Strong was in New Orleans last week to check in with Clark, while his main recruiter is running backs coach Kenny Carter.
Clark, who is recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum, runs a 4.64 40-yard dash and said his brother, Carvin Johnson played two years at Michigan and is now heading into his senior season at Hampton University.
As a senior at O. Perry Walker, Clark finished with 111 tackles, nine sacks, nine forced fumbles and two interceptions. He said he "goes after the ball and just tries to make plays," every time he steps onto the field.
While Clark is only a two-star prospect, the player said he "has improved so much in a year. I gained a lot of weight and became a Mike or Will (linebacker). That really helped me. I feel like I am very underrated.
"But I'll get a chance to show it. I carry that on my shoulders."
Clark was All-District and All-State as a senior.