LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In the last few months, football in Louisville has seen a huge rise in recruitment. The program already has commitments from some of the top 500 potential customers, is part of many more and has hosted dozens of newcomers on campus.
The most recent visitor was Kahlil Ali, who arrived at the Louisville campus last weekend. He had a lot of good things he said about the cardinals.
“The visit went great, I liked it,” Ali told Louisville Report. It has completely improved and changed since the last time I was there, and that was 2017. I saw the facilities, campus and dormitories where players live. ”
Security class 2023 Pennsauken (NJ) HS also received an offer from the program during his visit and it is not difficult to understand why. According to the ranking, it is the 372nd player in the country 247Sports Composite.
It’s also not hard to see why the 6-foot, 190-pound security would interest Louisville, given the family ties it has to the program. The current Cardinal Josh Minkins is his cousin, Minkins’ father Josh Sr., who played for Louisville in the early 2000s, is Ali’s uncle.
External lineback coach Greg Gasparato and co-defense co-defender Wesley McGriff, who were Ali’s chief recruiters, used this family connection with Louisville to their advantage. As with other prospects they hosted, life after football was a big point of discussion.
“My relationship with the staff has become closer since I was hired, and it got worse during the two-day visit,” Ali said. “We’re talking about life after football, how the recruitment process is going / going, and the different connections between people we both know!”
Since his first takeover of the program in 2019, Scott Satterfield has placed an emphasis on cultivating a family environment between the coaching team and the players. This is something that really stood out for Ali during his recruitment.
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“My favorite aspect of them is their coaching staff and the boys that Coach Satterfield has around him,” he said. “He has great people around him and coaches, and the people who are there make a difference.”
Of course, Louisville is not the only school that haunts him. In addition to the Cardinals, Boston College, Cincinnati, Pitt and West Virginia, there are other schools that Ali says accept him extremely hard. As already mentioned, Louisville currently seems to be the leader in the clubhouse.
“I’d say Louisville is on top with all those schools,” he said.
The New Jersey product had a solid junior season, playing on both sides. Ali had three interceptions – including one for a touchdown – and four deflections of passes in defense, as well as 497 rushings and receiving yards for seven touchdowns. It also has a punt returned for a touchdown.
Louisville currently operates a nine-member class of 2023, led by the top 150 candidates Corona (California) Centennial cornerback Aaron Williams and quarterback Bellflower (California) St. Louis. John Bosco Pierce Clarkson.
(Photo by Kahlil Ali via Spartan Nation)
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