After bringing in an impressive 2021 recruiting class, the Louisville football coaching staff has turned its attention to replicating that success in the 2022 cycle. Despite not having a single commitment in the current class, that has not stopped head coach Scott Satterfield and company from reaching out to 2023 prospects.
One of the names they’ve been keeping tabs on is Roswell, GA. native Ethan Nation. The six-foot, 170-lb cornerback recruit has secured a plethora of big time offers from Alabama, LSU, Florida, Georgia, Miami, Oklahoma, USC, Oregon, Texas A&M, etc. With 37 in total, Nation projects as a likely four-star in the 2023 cycle.
The Cardinals offered back on March 10th and it caught Nation by surprise. “I was a little shocked,” he admitted. “I didn’t really know that I was on their (Louisville) radar, but I was extremely happy that they saw enough in me to offer. I think almost everyone became a fan of Louisville during the Lamar Jackson era.”
COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into many aspects of high school sports, but Nation has taken advantage of opportunities. “I still train and work hard,” he explained. “My game is actually getting stronger.” On top of the progression obstacles, recruiting has been challenging due to no college visits.
When it comes to Louisville, Nation is eager to visit the campus and meet the program. Although his recruitment is ‘100% open’ and does not have any favorites, his relationship with the Louisville coaching staff is beginning to stand out.
“I am currently building a relationship with the staff and really looking into it. So far, I have loved the conversation I have had with them,” Nation said. “I talk to all of the programs who have offered, some more than others, but I am building a relationship with them all. Louisville is right there with everyone else. I currently don’t have any favorites and am still learning about each program and the coaches. I can’t wait to visit Louisville’s campus and meet everyone face to face.”
Since coming to Louisville, Satterfield has made it a top priority to bring in difference makers in the secondary. The 2021 class saw Kani Walker, Derrick Edwards, and Rance Conner join the cornerback room; however, I would expect the coaching staff to continue to take multiple players at the position in each cycle. Nation possesses “crown jewel” potential when it comes to constructing a recruiting class.