After signing a full Class of 2014 in February, new University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino talked about how far behind his staff was in recruiting.
The Cardinals have been offering a ton of Class of 2015 prospects and looking ahead, offering prospects in '16 and also '17.
And despite a roll of five commitments in the last week, Petrino said on Thursday that his staff is still trying to play catch up.
"We're getting there," he said. "We're pretty good in the junior class, those going to be seniors, but we still have a ways to go with the younger kids. It just takes time.
"Normally, when you go to your area you know the top freshman, sophomores and juniors. We're just getting into knowing the young kids and offering the ones we want too offer."
But Petrino seemed pleased with the efforts to date, which includes seven commitments in the Class of 2015 and one in '16.
Six of the seven are rated as three-star prospects, while the other is unranked but will be evaluated in the next month by Scout.com. The prospects come from six different states, with the state of Georgia the only state to have multiple commitments for the Cards.
"I'm proud of our coaching staff," Petrino said. "They have worked extremely hard. I still feel like we are playing catch up, but they're working hard at it. We have a bunch of coaches who are dedicated to working hard."
U of L has two safeties, two offensive linemen, one wide receiver, one running back and one linebacker among the commitments.
Cardinal Authority will keep you posted on the recruiting efforts of the Cardinals.