For the next few days, the University of Louisville
will host a number of the top future quarterbacks at the program's first Quarterback Academy.
Modeled after a similar camp that offensive coordinator Shawn Watson conducted while the head coach at Nebraska, the camp includes quarterbacks in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 classes, including a trio of juniors that have already received a scholarship offer from the Cardinals.
Jack Beneventi (6'6, 185) has quickly become one of the hotter quarterback targets in the Class of 2015. The Lisle (Ill.) Benet Academy product has collected offers from Illinois, Iowa, Louisville, Notre Dame and Western Michigan, with recent interest from Penn State, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and others on the rise.
As a sophomore, Beneventi completed 180 of 286 passes for 2,318 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Making the trip from the southwest to the two-day camp is Albuqurque (NM) Eldorado signal-caller Zach Gentry. Gentry (6'6, 215) also holds offers from Louisville, New Mexico, New Mexico State and San Diego State.
Also picking up an offer from Louisville this spring is Olive Branch (Miss.) quarterback Ross Trail. Trail (6'2, 200), who also holds an offer from Memphis, was one of the top performers at the Dallas Elite 11 camp in April.
Elijah Sindelar of Caldwell County (Ky)
doesn't currently hold an offer from Louisville, but a solid performance at camp could change that. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound was impressive as a sophomore, leading Caldwell County to the 2A title game. He threw 2961 yards and 32 touchdowns last season, while also rushing for 447 yards and seven more scores.
Kentucky has offered, while Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Ohio State and UCLA are in the mix early.
Bogart (Ga) North Oconee's Caleb Wilson is another that could draw an offer with a strong camp performance. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound junior is also drawing interest from Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Mississippi State and Oklahoma.
Highlighting the 2016 prospects is Seth Green of Woodbury (Minn.) Eastridge. The 6-foot, 175-pound sophomore was a U.S. Army All-American Combine invitee after setting a number of school records last fall. He helped guide his school to the 5A state championship game while establishing new marks for single season passing yards and touchdowns.
A pair of 2017 prospects that are already on the Louisville radar are Thomas MacVittie of Cincinnati (Oh) Moeller and Knoxville (Tenn.) Christian Academy's Cole Smith.
Stay tuned to Cardinal Authority for continued coverage of Louisville's Quarterback Academy.
A number of the top quarterback prospects have made the trip to Louisville for the Cardinals first Quarterback Academy. Cardinal Authority has the lowdown on who's attending...