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With the recent news that 3-star running back Daniel Gresham will not be apart of the 2014 recruiting class for the Cards, it left many fans shocked. Some kids have decommitted on their own, but Gresham made it clear that he still wanted to come here and couldn’t wait to meet Bobby Petrino.
It appears that the staff already has a plan for who they want to bring in at that spot. One big name is D’Andre Ferby from Nashville, TN and Ensworth High School. If you remember, Ensworth played Louisville Trinity to open up the 2013 season on ESPNU. Ferby had a huge game with 187 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns, including the game winning touchdown run with 1:29 left to play to give Ensworth the 1 point victory.
In only 8 games this season, Ferby rushed for 1,322 yards and 22 touchdowns. He was a 1st Team All-State selection as well as Tennessee Divison II-AA Mr. Football.
He is currently committed to Western Kentucky, but according to this piece by Mike Singer, Ferby has already talked with new UofL running backs coach Kolby Smith, who recruited him to WKU. In the article, Ferby says what an offer from the Cardinals would mean to him. “It would actually mean a lot,” Ferby explained. “Honestly, I committed to Coach Petrino and Coach Kolby Smith when they were at Western Kentucky. I was just sold with their system.”
He is scheduled to visit WKU on January 24th and Wake Forest on January 31st, however, “I’ll probably end up trading that Wake Forest visit out for a Louisville visit,” Ferby said.
So while some fans may be upset about the Gresham news because he wanted to be here, and I understand that, let’s just let this coaching staff do their work and get the guys they feel will best fit their system. Let’s just see what happens.