Louisville has made a living in Florida under coach Charlie Strong and that's not a surprise given his ties to the state from his stint in Gainesville.
One of the Cards' top commits from the state is Tallahassee native and Godby High School senior cornerback De'Eric Culver. He's a 3-star prospect that visited many schools over the spring before committing to the Cardinals.
However, it appears that Culver may not have completely closed the door on several schools that have continued to express interest. One of those schools is NC State.
"I'd like to take (official) visits to NC State, Miami, Washington State and Minnesota. I might like to go to Indiana. I'm still committed to Louisville. I'd say it's about an eight (out of ten). I'm just listening to what (other) coaches are saying."
State is making Culver a priority and he knows it. He likes it too.
"Coach Jackson is talking to me probably every two, three weeks. He's a real chill guy. He gets straight down to business. He's not going to kid around. He's not a guy that beats around the bush. He's going to take you like it is."
That approach has worked so far and Culver has hinted that the Wolfpack could be a real option if a visit goes well later this year. He said he is not sure when those officials are going to happen this fall or winter but is fairly confident he will go through with them to make sure he's made the right decision.
Beating out Louisville will still be an uphill climb. He committed to the future ACC school for a reason after all.
"Coach Bradford and all their coaches, they know what they're talking about. They've coached some really good players. Their defense fits me and the education up there is really good. The coaching staff is good. They're a team on the rise even though a lot of people don't know about them."