Last Season: After a stellar 2014 season from the position, the running backs suffered a setback in 2015, with inconsistencies at quarterback and offensive line weighing them down. While four different running backs had 100-yard games in the 2014 season, only Brandon Radcliff had 100-yard games from the position in 2015 (117 against Syracuse, 146 against Virginia).
Here is the third of the Spring Football breakdowns by the fine folks at @UofLFootball. This one is for the Wide receiver position. Returning everyone in a corp that was young last year makes things exciting as this year we have some second year studs with great Senior leadership like a cherry on top of our WR Ice Cream Sundae. We will have a position by position breakdown here on the site leading up to the start of the regular season but for now let’s feast on this video! (Click on More)
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…
The big win on Monday night over Miami is already starting to pay off on the recruiting trail. Trey Smith, a 6’1 210 lb athlete, committed to the Cards. He is from Madison, Mississippi and is the son of former NFL wide receiver Jimmy Smith, who played for Bobby Petrino with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Smith also has offers from Mississippi State and Memphis. He is the 16th verbal commit for Louisville in the 2015 class. In his first high school game this season, Smith started at quarterback, but seemed to be more of the running QB. He rushed for 108 yards on 26 carries while throwing for 77 yards.