Louisville Recruiting Bonanza Continues

Exciting stuff, people.

Check ’em out, the football recruiting verbals to Charlie Strong and the University of Louisville football program this weekend. And you know he’s only just begun.

  • Torrian Wilson, a 6-foot-4, 310-pound offensive lineman, became the third player from Miami Northwestern to commit. He’s described by ESPN as having great size and quick feet, often dominating smaller defensive linemen and driving them into the linebacker level, staying with his block till the whistle. (Other Northwestern commits are Michaelee Harris, a wide receiver, and Corvin Lamb, running back.)
  • Marcus Smith, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound quarterback from Columbus, Ga., held a scholarship offer from Florida but switched this weekend, verbaling to Louisville. He also was sought by Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and South Florida. Smith threw for 1,400 yards and 20 touchdowns while also rushing for 200 yards last fall. He told a Georgia recruiting web site last spring that he grew up liking Georgia and Tennessee but wanted to play at Florida.
  • Brandon Dunn, a 6-foot-3, 270-pound defensive tackle from Pleasure Ridge Park, switched from Kentucky to Louisville. Considered one of the best defensive players in the state, Dunn said Louisville had been his top choice all along and was just waiting for a call from Charlie Strong.
  • Anthony McClung, a 6-foot, 175-pound wide receiver from Indianapolis Pike, chose Louisville after considering West Virginia, Cincinnati, Ball State and Akron. McClung had almost 700 yards receiving and seven touchdowns as a senior.

He’s only just begun.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

4 thoughts on “Louisville Recruiting Bonanza Continues

  • January 17, 2010 at 10:32 pm
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    I M IN UR BAS STEELIN UR REKROOTS

  • January 18, 2010 at 10:21 am
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    According to Rivals, in the short time Strong has been on the job, Louisville’s recruiting ranking has gone from the mid 60’s to 47. If only we could turn back time by three years.

  • January 18, 2010 at 8:29 pm
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    Actually #43 and rising.

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