The observer is sensing some guarded but undeniable currents of excitement as more is learned about the current class of recruits making commitments to the University of Louisville football class on signing day.
The entire class will be unveiled by Coach Steve Kragthorpe during the annual football signing party today at the Brown & Williamson Club at 6 p.m. From all indications, the addition of two new assistant coaches Brent Guy and Larry Slade has provided some much needed momentum.
Among the signees are linebacker Mike Privott and running back Boogie McCray who were teammates at Lake Taylor High School in Newport, Va.
Visions of Elvis Dumervil come to mind in this description of Privott from ESPN Insider:
Under 6-feet but is well-built and actually possesses longer arms for his shorter, stocky frame to assist in shedding and keeping blockers off his body. Fills quickly with a good short-area burst when he possesses a clear run lane to the ball. Is active between the tackles and shows good lateral quickness redirecting and slipping under blocks. Possesses a good nose for the football and plays with a high-motor on his pursuit.
This description of McCrayâ€™s heroics from the Virginia Pilot during a game against a Virginia power should also excite:
Lake Taylor got its boogie on Friday night in the form of running back Boogie McCray.Â He danced around would-be tacklers to rush for 114 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Titans in a 48-7 non-district victory against perennial Northern Virginia power C.D. Hylton .Â Lake Taylor, the second-ranked team in South Hampton Roads, has won 19 consecutive regular-season games.
McCray rushed for 1,535 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior, while making 11 sacks from his outside linebacker position on defense.