Since taking over in 2018, Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield has put a big emphasis on recruiting in-state talent, and bringing in big-time defensive back prospects. Fortunately for the Cardinal coaching staff, they don’t have to look far to continue that trend, with all eyes turning towards Louisville Male High School standout Jeremiah Collins.
The 6-foot-2 cornerback prospect is currently ranked as the fourth-best recruit in the state of Kentucky in the 2023 cycle (247Sports). Collins currently holds offers from Louisville, Kentucky, Purdue, Toledo, and West Virginia.
After attending camps at Purdue, Kentucky, and Louisville this summer, Collins made his way back to the hometown campus on Saturday for the 502 BBQ event. According to the local star, the visit went great, which is on par with how his other interactions have gone at Louisville.
That all read is looking lovely 👀…had a great unofficial visit at the 502 BBQ event!!🔴⚫️@Coach_Dennison @pete_nochta13 @CoachB_BROWN @CoachSattUofL @PTP_Sports @KYFUTURESTARS pic.twitter.com/7wqez6HjDS
— Jeremiah J2 Monroe (@monroe_j2) July 31, 2021
The interest from the Cardinals is not a new trend for Collins, but when received an offer from Louisville, the dynamic changed.
“Louisville and I were in contact for a long time before the offer and I took the unofficial before I tested and got the offer”, Collins explained. “To get that hometown offer, was more than a blessing to me and I’m already close with almost all the coaching staff at Louisville.”
The familiarity aspect plays a big part in Louisville’s pitch to Collins, and it has led the program towards the top of his recruitment along with Purdue and West Virginia.
“What stands out to me about Louisville are the coaching staff and the players I already know from their senior years of high school”, Collins said. “Also, it’s my home and my city and I never thought I would’ve ever gotten this far.”
At this point in his recruitment, Collins is just taking it all in and getting to know respective coaching staffs and programs. The rising junior will see a pivotal role on Male’s star-studded defense this fall, including 2022 four-star defensive lineman Selah Brown.
“I’m working on staying versatile”, Collins explained. “I’m working on being both a cornerback and a safety this year, and becoming more of a vocal leader. I’m also trying to stay in the weight room and get stronger and faster, and just be mentally prepared.”
Male’s full schedule can be found here.