This weekend is shaping up to be very big for the University of Louisville football team. The Cards enter the game against rival Kentucky with an 8-3 record and are playing to improve their Bowl Game stock. The Cats are 5-6 and are playing to become bowl eligible. That makes this game exciting enough.
On top of that, Bobby Petrino and the Cards will be hosting a LOT of recruits on campus for the game. The list is pretty incredible. What makes it more impressive to me is that this is rivalry weekend. There are huge games all over the country, and these kids will be right here in the ‘Ville checking out the Cards. That says a lot.
*The “four recruiting sites” that are referenced are 247 Sports, ESPN, Rivals, and Scout.
Tim Bonner – Outside Linebacker/Defensive End from Demopolis, Alabama. 3-star prospect on ESPN, 247 Sports, and Rivals.
Matt Colburn – Running Back from Irmo, South Carolina. 3-star prospect on all four recruiting sites.
Dahu Green – Wide Receiver from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 3-star prospect on all four recruiting sites. A big play-maker and at 6’4, he is expected to fill the void left by DeVante Parker.
Chandler Jones – Offensive Guard from Powder Springs, Georgia. 3-star prospect on all four recruiting sites.
Kareem Orr – Cornerback/Wide Receiver from Chattanooga, Tennessee. 3-star prospect on all four recruiting sites.
G.G. Robinson – Defensive End from Liburn, Georgia. Rated a 3-star prospect on all four recruiting sites.
Traveon Samuel – Athlete from Phenix City, Alabama. Recently signed early with the Cards and will enroll in January so he will be on campus for spring ball. Rated a 4-star prospect on ESPN.
Troy Thingstad – Offensive Tackle/Defensive End from Mobile, Alabama. 3-star prospect on all four recruiting sites.
Geron Christian – Offensive Lineman from Ocala, Florida. Younger brother of Gerald Christian. 3-star prospect on all four recruiting sites. He decommitted from Miami this week.
Keke Coutee – Wide Receiver from Lufkin, Texas. 4-star prospect on ESPN. Last 6 Crystal Ball predictions on 247 Sports are for Louisville.
Rasul Douglas (JUCO) – Cornerback from Garden City, New York. He is 6’3 and rated as a 4-star prospect on 247 Sports. This one could come down to Louisville and West Virginia, although Florida State and Tennessee are both “warm” on his 247 Sports profile.
Matt Kellerman (JUCO) – Offensive Lineman from El Dorado, Kansas. Listed at 6’5 and 285 lbs.
La’Michael Pettway (Arkansas Commit) – Wide Receiver from Nashville, Arkansas. 4-star prospect on ESPN. Listed at 6’3.
Keshawn Vaughn – Running Back from Nashville, Tennessee. 4-star prospect on 247 Sports. Was thought to be a heavy lean towards hometown Vanderbilt, but has other big offers now from Ohio State and Tennessee.
Chason Virgil – Quarterback from Mesquite, Texas. 4-star prospect on ESPN. Virgil recently decommitted from Mississippi State and the Cards seem like they have a chance with him. His 247 Sports profile lists Louisville as the only “warm” school on his list.
Josh Wariboko – Offensive Guard from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Former Oklahoma commit is a 4-star prospect on all four recruiting sites. His younger brother, Max, will also be on the visit. Both have offers from Louisville. He is a top 10-15 player at his position in the country. Big-time visitor.
Desmond Fitzpatrick – Wide Receiver from Farmington, Michigan. 4-star prospect on both 247 Sports and Scout. Listed at 6’1. Committed to UofL on 10-31-14.
Keaton Torre – Quarterback from Edmond, Oklahoma. 4-star prospect on ESPN and Rivals. Pocket passer who is ranked as the 7th QB in the country and top player in the state on Rivals. ESPN has him as the 9th best QB in the country and best player in the state. Committed to UofL on 10-4-14.
Quinton Baker (Kentucky Commit) – Running Back from Ashland, Kentucky. 3-star prospect on all four recruiting sites.
Ronnie Blackmon – Cornerback from Atlanta, Georgia. 3-star prospect on ESPN, Rivals, and Scout.
Khalil Kareem – Defensive End from Farmington, Michigan. 4-star prospect on Rivals.
Armunz Mathews – Wide Receiver from Tallahassee, Florida. 3-star prospect on all four recruiting sites.
Keion Wakefield – Wide Receiver from Louisville, Kentucky (Male High School). 3-star prospect on Rivals, Scout, and ESPN.
Max Wariboko – Cornerback from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 3-star prospect on Scout and Rivals.
Corey Malone-Hatcher – Defensive End from Saint Joseph, Michigan. 4-star prospect on 247 Sports.