Louisville football recruiting notebook

Jalen McIntyre

The University of Louisville football staff is hosting Junior Day this weekend and handing out a bunch of scholarship offers to Class of 2014 prospects. Here's a Cardinal Authority notebook full of updates on U of L targets.

IN-STATE STAR SET FOR FIRST JUNIOR DAY

Paducah Tilghman will send several standout defensive players to the University of Louisville's Junior Day on Saturday.

Defensive back Darrius Spivey-Nunn was profiled last week and will be joined on the trop by linebacker Derik Overstreet.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Overstreet said his U of L visit will be the first Junior Day that he's attended and noted that he's "hearing the most from Louisville."

Overstreet said he has also heard from Kentucky and Murray State.

As a junior, Overstreet had 92 tackles, including 44 solos. He helped the Blue Tornado defense to an 8-4 record.

"I feel like I played pretty good but I can still do better," Overstreet said. "My run defense is good and so is my pass defense. I need to get better on the edge rushing. Colleges are looking at me as a linebacker and a defensive end."

INDY RUNNING BACK TO VISIT

Indianapolis North Central running back/defensive back Jalen McIntyre made an unofficial visit to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium when Louisville hosted South Florida last fall.

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound McIntyre will make a return trip this weekend for Junior Day. He went to Bowling Green last weekend and will then make a trip to Purdue's Junior Day on Sunday.

McIntyre is also hearing from Indiana and Iowa among others but said he's still waiting on his first scholarship offer.

"I continue to get a lot of letters," McIntyre said. "I feel like it will pick up the more Junior Days I go to and the more exposure I get.

"It's going good for me and I think it will get better."

McIntyre said he is "really looking forward" to making it back to U of L and is hoping he can make an impression on the coaching staff.

"I would be more than interested," he said of U of L. "They have a really good team, an up-and-coming program, and I heard they're going into the ACC."

U OF L IN TOP FOUR FOR Georgia WR

College Park, Ga., Woodward Academy athlete Terry Googer told Scout.com's Chad Simmons that he has a top four in his recruitment.

The 6-foot-3, 204-pound Googer, who plays linebacker, quarterback and wide receiver, named South Carolina, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Louisville.

Googer, recruited by most as a wide receiver, listed South Carolina as a favorite. He said he wants to get to see U of L sometime soon.

He has over 15 scholarship offers.

CARDS OFFER NORTH CAROLINA TE

A new offer in North Carolina went out this week to Ravenscroft School tight end Avery Edwards, who now holds close to 10 offers.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Edwards also has offers from Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest and Virginia.

Edwards finished his junior season with 490 yards receiving and six TDs.

CARDS ALREADY ON 2016 PROSPECT

The U of L staff has already started showing interest in freshman running back Benjamin Lemay, one of the top 2016 prospects in North Carolina.

The 5-foot-10, 205-pound standout from Matthews, N.C., Butler High School has also heard from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Oklahoma.

Lemay's brother, Christian, signed with Georgia in the Class of 2011 and his other brother, Uriah, just signed with the Bulldogs earlier this month.

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