2014 running back Andre Stoddard (Greenville, SC) will be another player on UofL’s campus this weekend, just adding to the list of big-time players in the ‘Ville. As a junior, Stoddard rushed for 2,775 yards, which is the South Carolina single season state record! He had 40 touchdowns, which is 4th best in a single season all time. The top schools that Stoddard is interested in are (in no order): Louisville, Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina, Clemson, and Tennessee.
4* QB Dj Gillins (Jacksonville FL) will be on the UofL campus this weekend. Gillins is rated as high as the #1 Dual threat QB on some sites and is loaded with potential. As high as Gillins is rated, it could have been even higher. Gillins tore his ACL in his 2012 Jr season but seems to be recovering greatly. After de commiting from Texas Tech Gillins now has very high interest in the Cards and has a close relationship with Louisville Commit Isaiah Ford. Gillins called Ford “The best WR in the state of Florida” in a recent interview with Mike Hughes. Louisville clearly is going to land another QB in this class and with OK St transfer Wes Lunt prolonging his decision it will be interesting to see the Strong and company extend an offer to Gillins this weekend. At 6’3 and 4.5 speed Gillins is exactly the type of QB that could come in an compete to fill the void that will almost surely be left by Bridgewater after this year. You can follow Dj Gillins on twitter @BlessedWhereIAM
4* Louisville WR commit Isaiah Ford will be on the UofL campus this weekend to check out the Ville. Ford has been making his rounds checking out different campuses along the way but seems very excited to get to the school he plans to call home in the near future. Ford is a dynamic WR that may be the most talented prospect in a loaded 2014 class for the Cards. Ford will arrive on Louisville’s campus this weekend but he will not be alone. Fords Trinity Christian team is loaded with 2015 talent and they will also be taking in all the beautiful city of Louisville has to offer. Here is a short run down of those players:
Poona Ford. Now is that a football name or what? Well, it is the name of a 4* defensive tackle from Hilton Head, SC and he is visiting UofL’s campus today. Ford is 6’1 and 275 lbs and Scout.com ranks him as the 21st best DT in the nation!
Ford holds offers from some major programs around the country. To name a few: Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma State, UNC, NC State, and more!
Here is a highlight video of big Poona!
By: Steven Rummage
You might remember the name Trevonte Valentine. Valentine was Louisville’s first commitment in the 2014 class but has since re opened his recruitment to look around and in doing so has gained offers from: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, FSU, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Ohio St, Oklahoma and USC and folks that’s literally just naming a few. So what does all this have to do with Louisville now? Valentine recently left his High school in Florida to head to Champagnat Catholic (also in Florida), If this School sounds familiar to you it’s probably because that’s the High School of current UofL freshman Chucky Williams and current UofL commit Michael Johnson.
I first had a clever little Louisville vs the SEC paragraph typed up to begin this, but I scrapped that and will just dive right into what I am thinking. UK football fans…ease up a little bit and relax. Look, I am happy that UK is landing some actual D1 talent. None of our wins over you have ever really meant anything when it comes to our strength of schedule. Your biggest bowl in recent years is the Music City Bowl or the Liberty Bowl. So could we really be pumped about having that W on our schedule? I want you all to be competitive. I want UofL to beat UK by 20-30 of course, but then if UK makes some noise in the SEC? Then good for us! But it never seems to happen.
Matt Fortuna, who blogs for ESPN.com, recently broke down the strongest and weakest positions for the Louisville Cardinals heading into the 2013 football season. Here is what he had to say. To read the actual blog on ESPN’s site, click here. Everything in the rest of this post is what Fortuna had to say about the Cards…
By: Steven Rummage
3 star LB Henry Famurewa (6’2 235lbs) chose the Cards today over offers from: Boston College, Illinois, NC State, and Iowa. At 6’2 Famurewa has the great size Strong is clearly looking for heading into the ACC and after being clocked at 4.62 in the 40 he looks to be the total package. Henry does it all on the field, last season he recorded 90 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, 2 pass-deflections, and 3 forced fumbles. You can follow Famurewa on twitter @therealfamfam15.
The Cards will kickoff the 2013 season in 97 days. So today, we highlight the current #97 for the Cards, sophomore DeAngelo Brown!
6’1 316 lbs
By: Steven Rummage
There have been many great games in the History of Louisville football but I have narrowed down the list to ten. Now these are completely my (Steven’s) opinion so feel free to let me know any you think I missed.