With Signing Day less than a month away, The Cards look to put their best foot forward with some of the big names left on their recruiting board. Louisville will host 7 big name targets this weekend, and they’ll also try to shore up their standing with several commitments who are also visiting.
U of L commitments visiting:
-Kyle Bolin, QB, (Lexington, Ky.) has been committed to Louisville since September. After receiving interest from schools around the country, Bolin didn’t need much time to make a decision. The Lexington Catholic signal-caller decided early in his junior season that he wanted to attend Louisville.
Is a prototypical pocket passer, he’s also able to make plays with his feet.(ESPN)
-Derrick Calloway, DT, (Bradenton, Fla.) Bradenton Manatee defensive tackle Derrick Calloway officially committed to Louisville a few weeks ago during the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Houston. He picked Louisville over South Florida and Missouri. He also had offers from Arkansas, Ohio State, Florida State, USC, Texas A&M and several other Division I schools.
He does display the ability to be a good run defender and interior pass rusher.(ESPN
-Skylar Lacy, OL, (Greenwood, Ind.) The Center Grove offensive tackle committed to the Cards back in early May. He held scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Ball State and Western Michigan. Wisconsin, Indiana and Purdue showed interest.
This guy is a tough customer who works to finish blocks and punish defenders when the opportunity presents itself.(ESPN)
-De’Asian Richardson, DE, (Orange Park, Fla.) The Orange Park defensive end flipped his pledge to Louisville from West Virginia in early January. He held offers from the likes of Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, UCLA, Michigan State, Pitt, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.
He’s a physical, wrap-up tackler who can attack ball carriers high. He could be a disruptive interior pass rusher with his good initial burst.(ESPN)
-Terrence Ross, Safety, (Apopka, Fla.) The Wekiva High School defensive player committed to the Cards back in early May. He held offers from Cincinnati, North Carolina State, Wake Forest.
He is a scheme versatile defensive back who brings good instincts and athleticism to the safety position.(ESPN)
-Keith Towbridge, TE, (Toledo, Ohio) The Central Catholic High School TE committed to the Cards back in early April. He held offers from Bowling Green, Nebraska, Toledo.
He will line-up as a wing and come around and lead on plays and is agile enough to block well on his feet in space and get a piece of moving targets.(ESPN)
UofL Targets visiting:
-Jermaine Grace, LB, (Miramar, Fla.) The Miramar High School LB has offers from Miami (FL), Tennessee, Bowling Green, Florida, Florida State, Kentucky, Marshall, Nebraska, North Carolina, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, South Florida, Syracuse, Texas A&M, UCF, West Virginia, and Louisville.
Grace is a tough customer who is capable of aligning in a variety of positions and causing havoc in the opponent’s backfield. He can turn and change direction without losing a step and is very effective against the outside run, showing excellent sideline-to-sideline range. He shows very efficient skills as a zone coverage defender.(ESPN)
-Ro’Derrick Hoskins, LB, (Orland, Fla.) The Maynard Evans High School LB is committed to Florida St. but holds an offer from Louisville and Coach Strong and staff will be trying to change this young mans mind this weekend.
His flexibility, agility and balance allow him to play effectively both on and off the line of scrimmage. Hoskins has the ability to make game-changing plays anywhere on the field and has the talent to see early playing time at the BCS level of play.(ESPN)
-Keith Kelsey, LB (Gainesville, Fla.) The Gainesville High School LB has offers from South Florida, Duke, Florida Atlantic, Iowa State, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Purdue, South Alabama, South Carolina, Temple, UCF, Utah, Wake Forest, Weber State, and Louisville.
This prospect plays downhill, showing the ability to take on blockers at the point of attack; moves through traffic well flashing the ability to turn and change direction with better than average range. Does a good job as a coverage defender; is alert, demonstrating good route awareness; picks up receivers out of the backfield, is effective getting his hands on receivers and disrupting their routes.(ESPN)
-Lamar Robbins, CB, (Miami, Fla.) The Miami Southridge Senior High School CB has offers from Purdue, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Auburn, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Duke, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Marshall, Memphis, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Carolina, South Florida, Texas A&M, UCF, Virginia.
Shows flashes of good ball skills but needs to show more consistency. Range and ability to cover ground make safety a likely possibility if he can add size and become more physical on run support. High-cut and long helping his good high-point skills and ability to cover ground but hinders crisp movements at corner and ability to mirror receivers tightly in man-to-man. Long arms for effective reach tackles but tends to catch as a tackler instead of driving through with force and firm wrap-ups.(ESPN)
-Chucky Williams, CB, (Hialeah, Fla.) The Champagnat Catholic High School CB is committed to Ole Miss but has offers from Nebraska, Arkansas, Boston College, Bowling Green, Clemson, Florida International, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Purdue, South Carolina, South Florida, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Western Kentucky, and Louisville.
He transitions smoothly and quickly when turning and running with receivers. He possesses good recovery speed and it is very difficult to create separation on him. He pursues, runs well, takes proper angles and shows good open field tackling skills. His movement skills allow for him to get from the hash to the sideline in a hurry. Williams is a good football player who adapts to the role he is put into, but he lacks great top end speed.(ESPN)
-Sean Avant, CB, (Miramar, Fla.) The Miramar High School CB is committed to FIU but holds offers from Bowling Green, Marshall, South Alabama, Syracuse, Temple, UCF, Wake Forest, West Virginia.
Shows he can come off the line with good surge and get up the seam quickly on vertical routes as well. Needs some polish as an intermediate route runner but will go up and get the contested jump ball or make the occasional catch in traffic over the middle. Will pluck the ball in stride and get North without gearing down much. Most of his damage is down underneath though. Excels at turning the short pass into a big gainer. Shows the ability to change direction quickly after the catch and flashes above average up-field burst. Slips tackles and despite not being overly strong or explosive, he can get a few tough yards after the catch and absorb a hit.(ESPN)
-Cameron Fraser, OL, (Phenix City, Ala.) The Central High School OL is committed to South Florida but has offers from Arkansas, Jacksonville State, Middle Tennessee, Ole Miss, South Alabama, UAB.
His initial punch and extension are positives. This guy is a tough customer who finishes with the nasty attitude we like to see from offensive linemen.(ESPN)
A lot of work and planning go into hosting these types of recruiting weekends. I hope Coach Strong and his staff have some success and I’m looking forward to hearing about some big time commits by the end of the weekend.