Louisville likes Lewis

The state of Louisiana - and New Orleans particularly - has been good to the Louisville Cardinals. First, head coach Charlie Strong's squad stunned many by winning the Sugar Bowl. Then Louisville signed O.P. Walker LB Lyn Clark in February. Now the Cardinals are looking for defensive backs in the Crescent City...

Prine Lewis from national champion John Curtis Christian could be getting close to his first offer.

"Coach (Kenny) Carter and I talked," Lewis recalled, "and he said he was going to talk to J.T. (Curtis). He asked what I run the 40 in (4.5) and my height (5-9) and weight (175 lbs.).

"Louisville would be a big offer. It would be a great offer. I watched the Sugar Bowl and they play real hard. They have a great quarterback, too."

Lewis, who is also hearing from Southern Miss, is trying to decide which of three junior days he'll attend on March 23rd.

"Mississippi State, UL (Ragin' Cajuns) and ULM are all the same day," he lamented.

John Curtis had arguably the country's best secondary in 2012 and while the Patriots lost a couple of starters in the defensive backfield, head coach J.T. Curtis is pleased that Lewis, Hunter Dale, Terrence Alexander and Mattrell McGraw all return.

"I'm going to work hard," Lewis said. "We rotate a lot of players and had some starters that will be leaving. I'm working hard in the weight room and running to improve my speed."

Lewis is excited about the prospect of facing a daunting schedule that tentatively includes out of state powers St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) and Bergen Catholic (New Jersey), as well as cross-city juggernauts St. Augustine (five-star RB Leonard Fournette) and Edna Karr (defending 4A champs).

Louisville has extended an offer to Archbishop Rummel DB Henre' Toliver.

Rummel is located near John Curtis on what's known as the "East Bank" of New Orleans.

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