Radcliff's visit solidifies decision
Brandon Radcliff committed to Louisville last week and the three-star running back from Miami (FL) Columbus made his official visit with the Cardinals this weekend - a visit that solidified his college decision. "My trip to Louisville was great," Radcliff said. "I just like the team vibe. The kids from Miami showed me a good time. They have a bond, like a brotherhood. We all connected right when I got there." "It's justing put the pen on paper now. I was expecting that after I talked to Andrew (Johnson) and Gerod (Holliman) before I went up there and they were saying how great it was up there with the coaching staff. The visit proved them right." Radcliff said the highlight of his visit was seeing Papa John's Cardinal Stadium for the first time. "Right when I got there with Coach (Kenny) Carter and Coach (Clint) Hurtt and I saw that field it shocked me," Radcliff said. "It was unbelievable." Radcliff, who spent the weekend hanging out with his future teammates, including his host, running back Dominique Brown, also enjoyed spending time with his future coach. "They were saying Coach Strong was one of the most real coaches they've ever seen," Radcliff said. "He's like a father-figure to all of them. That makes them want to play for him even more. He just knows how to be a coach and treat his players right. I experienced that this weekend. I enjoyed every minute I spent with Coach Strong. He was like a father-figure and a real coach. He'll laugh with you, but at the same time he's winning games and is a real good coach." Radcliff believes Strong is building something special at Louisville. "There's no question the direction is going up," Radcliff said. "He's building a team and he needs some players that can make big plays. I know some of the guys he's getting and he's getting some playmakers for his future team." A talented running back who rushed for more than 1,000 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior, averaging over nine yards per rush, Radcliff could help Louisville's offense next season. "We went over video with Coach Carter and they showed me where he wanted me to help," Radcliff said. "He just wants me to run the ball. I think they're hoping I can come in and help the team (next year)."