Since it was reported Monday that defensive coordinator Todd Grantham was the top choice to take the same position with the Oakland Raiders, things have been pretty quiet on that front. Not only is it big news because it is a coach possibly leaving, but this is happening just over a week before National Signing Day, which is February 4.
A couple of Louisville’s verbal commits tweeted tonight that they talked to Grantham. What they had to say seems to indicate that Grantham will remain at Louisville. Of course, nothing is official just yet. But you have to like what they said at least, and it’s all the information that is available right now.
The regular season may be over, but recruiting season is in full swing for college football. Bobby Petrino and his staff will be hosting a crop of impressive visitors this weekend. Most of them are committed to other schools, so we will see if any of them flip to UofL. Let’s take a look at the list…
*Like always, the “four recruiting sites” are Rivals, Scout, 247, and ESPN*
Jonathan Greenard, an outside linebacker from Hiram, Georgia, committed to Bobby Petrino and the Cards about a week ago. The 3-star player (according to 247 Sports and Rivals) talked to CSZ about what he liked at Louisville, what he plans to major in, and more.
Greenard visited both Kentucky and Louisville last weekend for their football camps. Kentucky was thought to be the favorite, but after visiting Louisville, the Cards got the commit. So what was the main reason that Greenard picked Louisville over Kentucky? “Better coaching and a rich tradition of winning,” he said. Well that pretty much answers the question doesn’t it?
Bobby Petrino got some good news today when OLB Jonathan Greenard picked the Cards over UK.
The Cats had been the heavy favorite for Greenard but after visiting both campuses this weekend the 6’4 220 lb OLB felt the Cards were the better fit. Greenards size and athleticism will fit very nicely in Grantham’s 3-4 defense so expect to hear this name called many times in the future. Follow Jonathan Greenard on twitter @_ayejon_