Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinal football program has hosted a number of visitors throughout the season and on Saturday they’ll have more than ten recruits on campus.
Mississippi State commit Keith Joseph Jr. is one of the handful of prospects expected to be on the sideline at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium tomorrow. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound, defensive end has been committed to Mississippi State since June, but apparently he’s still keeping his options open.
Louisville will likely have to quite a big impression on Joseph Jr. in order to flip him. The Pascagoula, MS., native is the son of Keith Joseph Sr. who played at Mississippi State in the early 90’s and also spent time in the NFL.
Joseph Jr. is rated as a three star prospect and also has scholarship offers from Arizona State, Cincinnati, Duke, Louisiana Lafayette. Louisville, Nebraska, Southern Miss and Tulane. Auburn and Ole Miss are showing interest but haven’t offered a scholarship yet.
Louisville hosted Joseph Jr. for their annual Junior Day in April. Just a couple of months later he committed to Mississippi State, but that didn’t stop Petrino and his staff from pursuing Joseph Jr. Assistant coach Terrell Buckley has been Louisville’s lead recruiter for the three star prospect.
One thing Louisville has going for them is that current Cardinal commit Jaylen Smith, a 6-foot-1 receiver, is high school teammates with Joseph Jr. Smith will also be taking a visit to Louisville this weekend.
As mentioned, it’ll take a lot to flip Joseph Jr., considering his father played at Miss State and the Bulldogs are the top ranked team in the country. That said, who wouldn’t want to play for Todd Grantham’s topn ranked defense?