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Coach calls out Louisville’s Scott Satterfield for pulling scholarship offer

Coach calls out Louisville’s Scott Satterfield for pulling scholarship offer

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On Sunday night, Franklin-Simpson offensive guard Jack Randolph received a call from the Louisville coaching staff saying that new head coach Scott Satterfield was pulling his scholarship offer. Now, Randolph’s high school coach Doug Preston is fighting back, tweeting that Satterfield is no longer welcome to recruit players from his school.

Preston didn’t stop there, calling Satterfield out for making recruiting staffer Pete Nochta deliver the news instead of doing it himself.

Football recruiting isn’t always pleasant and transitions between staffs are tough, but this could have been handled better. Preston tweets that Randolph, a three-star player, had the grades to qualify for full academic scholarships to some prestigious schools, but passed because he had an offer from Louisville. Now, with just over a week until Early Signing Day, he and his family are scrambling for options, while Louisville is scrambling to get commitments for the 2019 class, which currently consists of only three players.

Nice move, Scott.

Former Kentucky Commit is on the Transfer Market

Former Kentucky Commit is on the Transfer Market

As all of the attention is on Kentucky’s with high school recruiting efforts, one former commit has entered the transfer market.

Wide receiver Meechi Harris recently announced he will transfer from the University of Cincinnati.

The three-star high school prospect from Dayton, Ohio was a Top 100 receiver prospect in 2017.  He committed to UK on his senior night, but made a last-minute decision to flip to Cincinnati the night before the December signing day.

Could Harris be the transfer Matt has been hinting at for a few weeks?  Only time will tell.

Louisville’s Football Recruiting Class is Running Out of Recruits

Louisville’s Football Recruiting Class is Running Out of Recruits

You can count the players in Louisville’s 2019 football recruiting class on one hand.

If you’ve checked Twitter over the last 24 hours, you’ve probably seen a Cardinal commit reopen his recruitment.  After announcements from three players — LaRue County athlete Anthony Adkins, Franklin-Simpson offensive guard Jack Randolph and New Jersey wide receiver Stanley King — Louisville is down to just four three players in the class of 2019.

The wound to the Cards’ recruiting class appears to be self-inflicted.  Randolph told the Courier-Journal he was informed Freddie Satterfield’s staff that he “didn’t have the length or the weight to play in their system, so they pulled their scholarship.”  The about-face by Satterfield completely shocked the three-star recruit.

“We were told from somebody at Louisville that all of the commits that were still there were going to have their scholarship hold up, no matter what happened with the new coach,” Randolph said.

The attrition may not be over.  One of the Cards’ four remaining commitments, three-star offensive tackle Zach Williamson, has an offer from Kentucky and officially visited UK over the weekend.

With only ten days left until the beginning of the early signing period, it’s a bold move by Satterfield to start pulling scholarships, especially when the rival is breathing down your neck.  But then again, Freddie Satts is a bold guy.  Is bold the right word?

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Kentucky commit JJ Weaver visits Louisville

Kentucky commit JJ Weaver visits Louisville

Despite committing to Kentucky just nine days ago, four-star defensive end commitment JJ Weaver took a visit to Louisville this afternoon.

The Moore High School product posted the following picture on his Instagram story:

He followed it up by saying “it’s a business decision,” only adding to the suspense:

According to Rivals’ Dave Lackford, however, Weaver is “100% committed to Kentucky” and only visited as a favor to Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra.


Sources tell KSR that Kentucky isn’t concerned with the visit and still feel “very good” about Weaver signing with the Cats.

If he’s making a “business decision,” he might want to look at what Mark Stoops has done with former two-star recruit Josh Allen. As a top-ten draft pick, the senior pass-rusher is going to be a very, very rich man this spring.