Minnifield will pick between Cards and Cavs

Chase Minnifield

Chase Minnifield, who is one of the Bluegrass State's top gridiron prospects, is set to make his college choice on Monday. The standout defensive back spoke with InsideTheVille.com on Sunday and said he's still considering Louisville and Virginia.

The name Minnifield is a well-known and respected one for the fans of University of Louisville football. Despite being told he was to small to play major college football, Frank Minnifield created havoc in the Cardinal secondary from 1979-82 and went on to become one of the more popular athletes to ever play for the NFL's Cleveland Browns.

Nearly two decades later, Frank's son, Chase Minnifield, has become one of the better football prospects in the Bluegrass State and is set to announce his college destination on Monday.

"I'm going to do it right after school," Minnifield said on Sunday. "Me and my family are going to sit down tonight and talk about it."

The 6-foot, 180-pound defensive back currently holds scholarship offers from Eastern Kentucky, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Middle Tennessee and Virginia, but according to the all-state performer, only two are under strong consideration.

"I'm mainly thinking about Louisville and Virginia," said Minnifield, who visited both of his favorites for their respective spring games. "It's real close between those two."

"Virginia is a real nice school," he continued. "It's one of the top public school's in the nation, plus they have a good recruiting class coming in and are getting better."

In addition to the possibility of following the same college path as his father, Minnifield says that the opportunity to play for a championship has him strongly considering Bobby Petrino's Cardinals.

"They have a good football program that has a chance to play for the national title every year."

While his decision is just hours away, Minnifield admits that it's a difficult choice to make.

"It's real tough," he said. "It's a decision that could either elevate me or hurt me, so it's real difficult."

Scheduled to attend the Scout.com All-American combine held in Louisville on Saturday, Minnifield chose to stay in Lexington and participate in the state AAU basketball tournament - an event he helped his squad win.

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