More surprising news for the future of University of Louisville football on the recruiting front.
Steve Kragthorpe has received a verbal commitment from Nick Robertson, a 6-foot-5 kicker from Trinity High School, and will join the Cards in the 2010 season. The commitment is significant:
- A premium player who has turned down the likes of Ohio State and Oklahoma to play before hometown fans.
- Also turned down Kentucky, another encouraging break in UK’s recruiting success in Louisville.
- His junior year stats are impressive, including 78 kickoffs with an average of 58 yards per kick and 46 touchbacks and 20 punts averaging 37 yards per kick.
He told the Courier-Journal’s Jody Demling:
“It worked out great for me. I was born and raised here in Louisville, and when I was real young I wished I could play for Trinity. Once I did that, U of L was the same way – both my parents graduated from there and my brother is a senior at U of L. Everything just fell into place.
“The coaches were saying that I could have a starting position once I come there and the thought of maybe being able to start four years and compete for the punting (position) was a thrill for me.”
Still another good recruit who likes what he’s hearing from the Kragthorpe staff.
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Play golf with two U of L basketball greats Wiley Brown and Scooter McCray to raise funds for IU Southeast athletics.
Two events: Monday, Aug. 31st at the Jefferson Elks Lodge and/or Monday, Sept. 14th at the Glen Oaks Country Club. A $125 entry fee includes includes golf, lunch,range balls, door prizes and a hole-in-one prize of a new car from Sam Swope. Registration is at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch, with golf starting at 1 p.m.
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