Louisville football recruiting notebook

The University of Louisville football team has a 9-1 record and nine verbal commitments for the Class of 2013. The Cardinals are still in on a bunch of other prospects. Here are a few updates on some U of L prospects.


Greensboro, N.C., Page High School junior defensive end Lorenzo Featherston is having a solid season and the interest level from colleges is starting to pick up.

The 6-foot-7, 215-pound Featherston, who has a 7-foot-3 wingspan, told Scout.com analyst Michael Clark that he has offers from Tennessee and North Carolina. He mentioned other schools and said he feels like his next offer "will be from East Carolina, LSU or Louisville."

"I'm going to visit Louisville and Clemson before the end of the season," said Featherstorn, who grew up on the West Coast a fan of Oregon.

Despite the interest, Featherstorn said "no schools are standing out right now. I'm open to any school."

Page lost its first four games before winning seven in a row. The school had its season end last Friday in the second round of the playoffs to East Forsyth.


Louisville doesn't have a running back commitment in the Class of 2013 but has been listed by a senior running back from Florida.

Riverview, Fla., Spoto running back Eric Moate told Scout.com national analyst Mike Bakas that the Cardinals were one of the schools on his list.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Moate mentioned South Florida, Florida International, Florida Atlantic, Auburn, Ball State, Louisville, Iowa, Michigan, West Virginia and Purdue and noted the Boilermakers are the only school that hasn't offered.

"I'm waiting until after Christmas," Moate told Bakas. "I keep in touch with all of them the same amount."

As a junior, Moate ran for 1,225 yards and 14 touchdowns. He only played two games this season because of a broken bone in his foot."


Delaware, Ohio, Buckeye Valley junior defensive tackle Logan Dziak made several unofficial visits this season, including one to Louisville.

The 6-foot-3, 285-pound Dziak played on both sides of the ball and had an impressive junior season. He still doesn't have any offers but has a lot of looks from BCS schools, including the Cardinals.

Dziak told Scout.com analyst Bill Greene:

"I have been to a lot of schools so far this year, and it's been great getting to meet all these coaches and check out their programs," he said. "I visited Louisville earlier this year and loved it there. I've been to see Illinois, which was another great place. I like the coaching staff there, and think a lot of their program. They stay in touch with me and send me mail just about every day.

"I loved Indiana and thought Coach (Kevin) Wilson was amazing. I could definitely see myself playing there. I've also been to Duke, North Carolina State and Toledo. Being at Duke was great and I've been speaking to their coaches for a while now. They spent a lot of time with me before the game, and told me to stay in touch with him. They invited me back in January."

Dziak visited Michigan last weekend and said he will head to Pittsburgh later this month.


*Sylvania, Ohio, Southview athlete Nathan Hall has offers from Toledo and Bwoling Green but is hearing from a bunch of BCS schools, including Louisville. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Hall is one of the more versatile athletes in the '14 class among Ohio prospects. He could play wide receiver, safety or linebacker in college.

*Charlotte, N.C., Phillip O'Berry linebacker Cayson Collins, a former teammate of current U of L freshman linebacker Nick Dawson, has picked up his first offer. He told Scout.com's Michael Clark that North Carolina State has offered. He mentioned U of L, Duke, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Tennessee as showing interest.

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