Ohio tight end visits Louisville

Ohio tight end visits Louisville

Kyle Crum, an athletic 6-5, 210-pound tight end from Minerva (OH), made a recruiting tour through the Bluegrass this weekend. Crum, who has offers from Louisville and Kent State, made unofficial recruiting visits to Kentucky and Louisville on Saturday.

Kyle Crum, an athletic 6-5, 210-pound tight end from Minerva (OH), made a recruiting tour through the Bluegrass this weekend. Crum, who has offers from Louisville and Kent State, made unofficial recruiting visits to Kentucky and Louisville on Saturday.

Crum attended Kentucky's junior day Saturday morning, then headed west to check out Charlie Strong's program in Louisville. While at UofL, Crum met the Louisville coaches, toured facilities and got a first-hand look at how Mike Sanford uses the tight end in the Cardinals spread offense.

"It was a good visit," Crum said of his visit to Louisville. "The coaches were nice and Coach Strong is a great man. I watched film with the offensive coordinator and they showed me how much they utilized the tight end. I'm a receiving tight end and I liked that."

"Coach [Larry] Slade took me around campus and we toured the football facilities," added Crum. "I'll probably go back soon and look at the rest of campus. Papa John's Stadium is nice. Their indoor facility was nice and their complex had everything. It was a good experience."

As a junior, Crum earned All-District and All-County honors while recording 29 receptions for 599 yards and four touchdowns. Crum, who also runs track, could have an opportunity for playing time early in his career at Louisville.

"They [Louisville] had a senior that just graduated and they have two juniors and a sophomore walk-on at my position," Crum said. "They're going to sign two or three tight ends in the 2012 class and have those compete for a spot."

Besides offers from Louisville and Kent State, Syracuse and Toledo are showing interest. Though Louisville is his lone BCS offer, Crum isn't ready to play favorites.

"There's not really a standout yet, I'm still going through the [recruiting] process," Crum said. "But I like Louisville. It's a great place. I may make a decision this summer. I'm looking for a good coaching staff and great program and a place I feel I could live there four years and have fun."

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