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While The Cards Are Away, You Can Watch Local Recruiting Targets Play

Louisville vs Indiana State (2 of 68)

Card Nation, while our Cards are on the road preparing for battle against Virginia let’s hit the roads ourselves.

Here’s a list of some local high school games where a few Louisville targets will be playing tonight. Show these young kids some of the support Louisville fans have to offer.

Ballard Bruins (2-3) vs Eastern Eagles

7 pm at Eastern 

  • 3* Jared Casey
  • 3* WR Elijah Downing
  • 3* WR Josh Minkins Jr. (2020)
  • Justice Thompson unranked sophomore LB

Moore Mustangs (4-1) vs Valley Vikings 

7 pm at Moore 

  • 4* JJ Weaver (top defensive target left on Louisville’s board)

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Bobby Petrino Tweetcap: Virginia Preview

Louisville vs WKU (56 of 60)

UofL Football Looks For Offensive Improvements Moving Forward (Video)

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – LOUISVILLE, Ky. A short-term memory isnt always a desirable trait, but in order to grow and move forward, its one the University of Louisville football teams offense is adopting.

While the unit didnt experience the success its achieved on a weekly basis under head coach Bobby Petrino, the Cardinals are ready to move forward and attack the 11 regular-season games that await and that begins with Saturdays home opener against Indiana State.

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Bobby Petrino Reflects On Alabama And Previews Indiana State In Weekly Press Conference

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic director:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – There’s no question University of Louisville football head coach Bobby Petrino was disappointed in the outcome last Saturday versus Alabama.
However, Petrino was able to pull some positives away from the 51-14 loss to the defending national champions.|

“Alabama is a very good football team,” Petrino said at his Monday press conference. “They are solid in all three phases. I was happy Jawon Pass stayed in there and competed. He finished the game and I was impressed with his mindset.

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UofL Football Will Have Muhammad Ali Inspired TD & TO Celebration Gear

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John Ramsey helped put Bobby Petrinos idea into motion by creating the Touchdown Gloves and Turnover Belt. Lonnie Ali also helped make this possible and we are excited to see the team honor The Greatest, every game!

Uniform Report: UofL VS Alabama

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They’re backkkkkkkk. The red chrome helmets will return to top off the new uniforms the football team received this year for the 2018 season opener against Alabama. Check out the video below, courtesy of UofL Football Equipment and UofL Football Recruiting and let us know what you think!

ACC Digital Network Breaks Down UofL’s Game Plan To Beat Alabama (Video)

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Taking on the defending National Champs, first game of the season is no small task. The University of Louisville football team is well aware of the challenge they face this weekend but ACC Digital Network helps break down exactly what will need to happen to see UofL come out victorious on Saturday night.

Relive UofL’s 2017 Football Season Through ACC Digital Network’s Condensed Games

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Wondering what to do for the next week until college football officially begins? Why not relive all of the 2017 season thanks to our friends at the ACC Digital Network. They have condensed all of the games to make viewing as easy as possible!

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3 Star NJ WR Stanley King Commits To Cards

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Photo Courtesy of 247sports.com

UofL Football’s wide receiving corps just got a big new weapon today with the commitment of 3 star WR Stanley King out of Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, NJ.

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UofL Football Picks Up Big Commitment From FL DT Denzel Daxon

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Photo Courtesy of 247sports.com

Bobby Petrino got some good recruiting news Saturday night when 3 star FL DT Denzel Daxon committed to UofL Football.

The 6’1 315 lbs Daxon was previously committed to Miami (FL). He plays high school football at Carol City in Miami, FL. Daxon chose UofL over Miami, Florida, Georgia, UK, and others. LD Scott was his lead recruiter per 247sports.com.

In watching Daxon’s highlights, he is a unique blend of power and quickness. He is nearly impossible to block one on one because he will either push the OL straight back into the backfield or use his quick feet to beat the OL to a spot and get free run at the QB or RB.

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UofL Football Reveals New Uniforms For Upcoming Season

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Photo Courtesy of UofL Football’s Twitter Account (@UofLFootball)

UofL Football and Adidas have unveiled the uniforms UofL will wear for the upcoming season. They are the Adidas Primeknit uniforms and they are nice.

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JUCO TE Austin Griffin Commits To UofL

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Photo Courtesy of Austin Griffin’s Twitter Account (@austgriff)

UofL picked up a commitment today from the number 1 JUCO TE in the country per 247sports Austin Griffin. Griffin, originally out of St George, UT, is playing for Mt San Antonio College in Walnut, CA.

Griffin is a 6’7 250 lbs TE that had offers from Florida Atlantic, Fresno State, and UNLV, among others. Chris Klenakis was the primary recruiter for UofL per 247sports.

Just looking at his measurements, you can tell Griffin is big and powerful. He looks like he will be an immediate contributor as soon as he sets foot on campus.

While there aren’t many highlights of Griffin, I did find some and they left me wanting to see more. He’s a legit 6’7 and is easy to spot on the field. His arms are long and his hands are big. These two traits give him an unbelievable catch radius. He showed great ability to adjust to the ball, as one was thrown behind him, but he easily made the catch. Griffin projects to be an excellent red zone target for his QB.

The next noticeable thing about Griffin is that he has breakaway speed. He ran a simple seam route in one highlight and then took off, dusting the defense for a TD. Ever since Bobby Petrino has returned to UofL, he has preached about wanting more speed; Griffin appears to possess that.

His route running is good, but I think it could and will get better. Of course, what’s great about Griffin is that even when it appears he’s covered, he’s still technically open.

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Blanton Creque Named To Lou Groza Award Watch List

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. University of Louisville placekicker Blanton Creque was one of 30 kickersnamed to the Lou Groza Award watch list, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced Tuesday.

The honor, presented to the nation’s top placekicker, is named for National Football League Hall of Fame kicker Lou “The Toe” Groza, who played 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns

Creque, a semifinalist for the award a year ago, had a breakthrough season as a sophomore. He connected on 17-of-20 field goal attempts and 58-of-59 extra points, capping the season with 109 points. Creque’s 17 field goals were the third most in school history.

The Shelbyville, Ky., native converted 85.0 percent of his attempts last season the third-highest mark in school history and was good on 13-of-16 attempts beyond 30 yards, including a career-long 48-yarder against NC State.

A redshirt junior, Creque is one of three kickers from the Atlantic Coast Conference on the watch list, joining Florida State’s Ricky Aguayo and Clemson’s Greg Huegel.

For his career, Creque has made 33-of-39 field goals, an 84.6 percent conversion rate, which stands as the top mark in school history. His 33 made field goals are the sixth most in school history, and he stands fifth in points by a kicker with 196.

The 27th Annual Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award, presented by the Orange Bowl, recognizes the three finalists during a celebration in Palm Beach County, Florida. It culminates with a gala awards banquet at West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 3.

Groza won four NFL championships with Cleveland and was named NFL Player of the Year in 1954. Although an All-Pro offensive lineman as well, Groza ushered in the notion that there should be a place on an NFL roster for a kicker.

UofL Football Picks Up Commitment From 2019 3 Star Zach Williamson

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Photo Courtesy of Zach Williamson’s Twitter Account (@ZWilly32)

UofL Football picked up a commitment from 2019 3 Star DT/OL Zach Williamson out of Spring Valley High School in Huntington, WV.

The 6’6 275 lbs Williamson had offers from West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Duke, Vandy, and others.

Williamson is a two-way player in high school playing both OL and DL. He primarily plays DT and OT. His footwork and strength will make him valuable at either position.

In watching his Hudl highlights, there’s a lot to like about Williamson. As an OL, he is like many of the OL recruits UofL has recruited recently in that he’s a mauler. He absolutely loves pancaking defenders. In one highlight, he literally pushes a defender at least 15 yards down the field.

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Jaylen Smith And Dez Fitzpatrick Named To 2018 Biletnikoff Award Watch List

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. –University of Louisville football wide receiversJaylen SmithandDez Fitzpatrickwere named to the 2018 Biletnikoff Award Watch List, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced Thursday.

The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football.Any player, regardless of position (wide receiver, tight end, slot back and running back) who catches a pass is eligible for the award.

Smith, a senior from Pascagoula, Miss., earned first team all-ACC honors last season after leading the Cardinals with 60 receptions for 980 yards and seven scores. Despite missing three games with an injury, he finished third in the league in receiving yards and was ninth in receptions, while averaging 16.3 yards a reception.

A starter in 10 games, Smith registered a career-best four 100-yard receiving contests, establishing career highs with nine receptions for 183 yards and a touchdown in a 47-35 win over North Carolina.

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2019 GA ATH Jeremiah Pruitte Commits To The Cards

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Photo Courtesy of Jeremiah Pruitte’s Twitter Account (@_jlp5)

UofL Football went down south to GA and got a commitment from 3 Star GA ATH Jeremiah Pruitte. Pruitte plays for Wheeler High School in Marietta, GA.

The 6’6 218 lbs player chose UofL over offers from Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Purdue, among others. Cardinals WR coach and co-offensive coordinator Lonnie Galloway was the primary recruiter of Pruitte per 247sports.com.

 

Pruitte plays multiple positions for Wheeler High; among them OLB, WR, and TE.

In watching Pruitte’s Hudl highlights, he’s tall, he’s big, and he’s physical. One of his best attributes is his blocking. Pruitte is a great downfield blocker as a WR. His team utilizes this skill a lot in bubble screens. He’s able to seal off defenders and open a lane for the receiver with the football to gain yards.

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Bobby Petrinos Statement On Removal Of Papa Johns From Cardinal Stadium

 

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Here is what Head Coach, Bobby Petrino, has to say about the football stadium now being called Cardinal Stadium

2019 FL TE Sam Snyder Commits To UofL Football

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Photo Courtesy of Sam Snyder’s Hudl Account

Coach Bobby Petrino picked up a commitment from up and coming 2019 FL TE Sam Snyder last night, July 6th.

Snyder a 6’5 215 lbs TE, plays for Fleming Island High School and resides in Orange Park, FL. Fleming chose UofL over offers from Maryland, Air Force, and Wake Forest, among others. In the past couple of months, offers really started to roll in for the athletic TE.

Measurables:

  • Height: 6’5
  • Weight: 215
  • 40 Time: 4.59
  • Vertical: 40 inches
  • Bench: 270

*stats provided by Hudl and 247sports

Snyder is an interesting player. He actually played primarily OT before switching to TE.

In watching his highlights as an OT, he’s a powerful blocker. He manhandles defenders at the point of attack and drives them to the ground. He displayed good footwork and technique on passing plays to keep defenders in front of him.This will translate well to the TE position, making him an every down TE.

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UofL Expands Deal With ANC For Video Boards At PJCS

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A farther look at the new expansion. At the top of the two towers (behind the seating area), two 40′ x 80′ LED videoboards will be installed, replacing the old video board from the 2006 season.

It was announced on Monday that UofL will use ANC for the video boards for the newly expanded Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. This is the same company that installed and operates the video boards at Jim Patterson, Lynn Stadium and Ulmer Stadium. You can see the full details of the agreement below.

http://anc.com/detail.html?sub_id=c50416160f

Jamon Brown Foundation Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon

Cardinal Forever, Jamon Brown continues to do big things for this city!

Inaugural Jamon Brown Foundation Celebrity Bowl A Thon. $1500 Prize! Sat July 14th at KingPin Lanes Taylorsville Rd. 8-10pm with Dance Party immediately Following!

For more info and to register contact danny.mosby@gmail.com