Recruiting is a business. We were all reminded of that on Monday evening. Sometimes kids decommit, and us as fans get upset. Commits take their official visits to other schools, and we question why they would take their visits if they are “committed” to a school.
The days leading up to National Signing Day can just get crazy if you follow recruiting. Kids change their mind on where they want to go, or maybe they make their first commitment and choose their school, leaving other schools scrambling to fill their final spots.
The 2014 football season may be over, but the recruiting season never seems to end. With National Signing Day coming up on February 4, the Cards are hosting a lot of big visitors on campus this weekend. Some are already committed to UofL, so the staff will do what they can to solidify those commitments. Some are committed to other schools and some are not yet committed anywhere.
The four recruiting sites used are ESPN, 247 Sports, Rivals, and Scout. As of right now, there will be 18 official visitors. Here is who will be on campus this weekend…
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.
The Cards picked up their 8th commitment for the 2015 class today when Matt Colburn gave his pledge. The 3-star running back (on Rivals) is from Irmo, South Carolina and is 5’8 and 186 lbs. He attended camp at Louisville in early June and got an offer after that.
He is the second running back commit in the class, joining James Allen.