ITV Midweek Recruiting Blitz

ITV Midweek Recruiting Blitz

News, quotes and updates from a number of Cardinal prospects, including Gary Barnidge, D'Mario Kelly, Michael Grandberry and more!

TE Gary Barnidge

Hometown: Middleburg, FL (Middleburg HS)

Height/Weight: 6'6, 215

40-Speed: 4.9

Official Visits: Louisville (1/9). Will most likely also visit Ole Miss and Florida.

Profile: Plays both tight end and defensive end, but projects as a tight end on the college level. Has received an offer from the Cardinals and is receiving considerable attention from Oregon, Ole Miss and Florida. Fully qualified.

Quote: "With them going to the Big East does make [UofL's chances of signing him] a lot better."

ITV Opinion: Heavy Louisville lean. Doesn't hurt that he has family living near the Louisville area.


DT Fabian Dodd

Hometown: Lauderhill, FL (Iowa Central CC)

Height/Weight: 6'4, 325

40-Speed: N/A

Official Visits: Visited Tennessee this past weekend.

Profile: Committed to Iowa out of high school, then transferred to Iowa Central Community College. Was scheduled to be a Iowa starter as a sophomore. Can play on either side of the line. Has offers from Louisville and Memphis. Impact player.

Quote: N/A

ITV Opinion: Wide open.


DB/RB Michael Grandberry

Hometown: Covington, TN (Covington HS)

Height/Weight: 5'10, 175

40-Speed: 4.44

Official Visits: None scheduled to date.

Profile: Quick athlete that could play either safety or running back on the college level. Named Offensive Player of the Year in his Region, as well as All-West Tennessee and All-State. Has an offer from Arkansas State and Louisville and is receiving heavy interest from Memphis. May have difficulty becoming fully qualified...if he does, expect the scholarship offers to pour in from some of the southeast's top programs.

Quote: "I'm wide open, but I kind of like Memphis a little more than the others."

ITV Opinion: Slight Memphis lean. Louisville could likely receive a commitment if they bring him in for an official visit.


DB D'Mario Kelly

Hometown: Norcross, GA (Norcross HS)

Height/Weight: 5'11, 201

40-Speed: 4.45

Official Visits: East Carolina (1/9), Louisville (1/16), Clemson (1/23)

Profile: Kelly is one of the state's top safety prospects. He projects as a strong safety at the next level. Kelly has good speed and is a physical player that supports the run well. Has offers from Cincinnati, Clemson, East Carolina, Louisville, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and others. Recently named the Defensive Back of the Year for Gwinnett County. Fully qualified.

Quote: "I want to go somewhere where I can make an impact."

ITV Opinion: Open among those he'll visit. Auburn and Georgia Tech are also among his favorites, but have yet to offer.


LB Dustin & Justin Lindsey

Hometown: Mobile, AL (Davidson HS)

Height/Weight:
  Dustin 6'4, 215
  Justin 6'4, 220

40-Speed: 4.8

Official Visits: Auburn (1/6), Mississippi State (1/16), Louisville (1/23)

Profile: Finished second on his team with 128 total tackles. All-State honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. Attended the Cardinals Sunday practice and will likely attend the GMAC Bowl. Like his twin brother, he could see early action at linebacker, but projects as a defensive end eventually. Fully qualified.

Quote: N/A

ITV Opinion: Remains open, but Louisville's stock appears to have risen due to an in-home visit on Monday from Coach Bobby Petrino, LB Coach Kevin Wolthausen and DB Coach Joe Whitt, Jr.


DE Kyle Morgan

Hometown: San Francisco, CA (Pearl River JC)

Height/Weight: 6'4, 250

40-Speed: 4.8

Official Visits: Has visited Alabama, Illinois, Louisville, Texas A&M & Illinois.

Profile: Committed to Miami out of high school and redshirted during the Hurricanes 2001 championship season. Will enroll at his new school in January and anticipates making his decision by Wednesday.

Quote: "I've basically narrowed it down to two. It'll probably be either Alabama or UCLA."

ITV Opinion: The quote tells the story. Unless there is some heavy late minute recruiting by the UofL coaches, it appears Morgan is heading elsewhere.


EXTRA NOTES

  • Wednesday begins signing day for junior college transfers. ITV anticipates a couple commitments, so stay tuned for developing news.
  • ITV is hearing that there may be at least two additional commitments from the past two days which have yet to be announced. Stay tuned as we confirm them with the athletes.
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