Cincinnati standouts on Louisville's radar

Cincinnati standouts on Louisville's radar

A talented group of athletes from Cincinnati Winton Woods High School, including safety Avery Cunningham and wide receiver Juan Glover, made the short drive south for Louisville's Senior camp earlier this month and landed on the Cardinals recruiting radar.

Among the more than 100 high school prospects that participated in Louisville's Senior Day camp was a group from Cincinnati (OH) Winton Woods, including safety Avery Cunningham and wide receiver Juan Glover.

"They all really enjoyed it," said Winton Woods coach Mike Middleton. "It showed them all where they need to improve to become even better players."

Cunningham, 6'0, 185-pounds, was one of the more impressive defensive backs during the one day camp at the Howard Schnellenberger Football Complex yesterday. His coverage during one-in-one drills was impressive, as was his attention to the instruction being provided by the Cardinals coaching staff.

"Avery is the kind of player that does what's asked of him and then takes it a step beyond," said Middleton. "There are some players that will kind of relaxed when the eyes aren't on them, but Avery will do what he supposed to at all times. He knows he has a job to do. He's a great kid and a good student"

At 5'9, 155-pounds, Glover isn't the biggest receiving target, but his ability to create in the open field is helping him standout. He stood out among a large group of receivers on Sunday afternoon, often making last second adjustments to haul in a reception.

"Juan has unbelievable upside athletically," Middleton said. "He's just a very gifted athlete. I know that Juan was really, really motivated at the camp because Louisville has an All-American receiver that his size, so he knows that he can play at the major college level."

Both grabbed the attention of the U of L coaching staff.

"[The coaches] pulled them each aside to talk to them," said Middleton. "They let them know that they liked what they saw at the camp and that they will be watching them throughout the season."

Neither currently holds a Louisville offer, but that could change throughout the coming months.

"They both have a lot of schools looking at them right now, but I'm not sure if they have any official offers yet," he said. "It's still early and they should both have great senior years. Both of them are very hard workers."

Two Winton Woods juniors also made the short trip south. Defensive backs Corey Webber and Chuck Winn viewed the camp experience as an opportunity to receive valuable instruction.

"It really opened their eyes to what's in store for them," he said. "They both started as sophomores and should have big years for us this season."

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